New visiting researcher

The IEE-ULB welcomes Ms. Katarzina Krzyzanowska. Ms. Katarzina Krzyzanowska is a Ph.D. candidate in Law at the European University Institute, Department of Law under the supervision of Professor Gábor Halmai.

She holds a Master of Laws in Comparative, European and International Laws from the European University Institute (2019), a Master’s degrees in Law (2017) and in Sociology (2019) from the University of Warsaw and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Warsaw (2016).

Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from LUISS Guido Carli (2016) and a double Master’s degree in International Relations from the ULB and LUISS Guido Carli (2018).

Ms. Katarzina Krzyzanowska will be at the IEE-ULB from January 17, 2023 to July 31, 2023. Professor Ramona Coman will supervise her research stay.

Her research at the IEE-ULB

The title of Ms. Katarzina Krzyzanowska’s doctoral thesis is “Constitutional identity as an expression of tensions between European integration and disintegration”. The question the dissertation attempts to answer is how the Polish constitutional judges understand constitutional identity and how do they envision the relation of the national constitutional arrangements and the EU supremacy principle in light of the recent constitutional developments, sometimes in a direct conflict with the EU law provisions.

During her research stay, Ms. Katarzina Krzyzanowska will focus on the socio-legal framework used to analyse constitutional identity. Her visit at the IEE-ULB will allow her to further develop the research outcomes of her PhD, while finalizing the empirical findings and their discussion.

How to become a visiting researcher at the IEE-ULB

The IEE-ULB regularly welcomes visiting researchers whose work focuses on its main lines of research.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications which must contain: an up-to-date CV, a research project highlighting the link to one or several of the IEE’s four research themes, the proposed research period, and the name of the IEE-affiliated professor who has agreed to act as the researcher’s supervisor.

Applications should be send to Prof. Ramona ComanDominique Dembour, and Dr. Marta Matrakova.

Decisions on visiting research applications are taken by the Council of the IEE, which gathers five times per year. For the 2022-2023 academic year, the dates are:

  • in 2023: 8 March 2022, 10 May 2022 and 23 August 2022.


For any questions about a visiting research stay at the IEE, please contact the IEE’s Research Logistic Coordinator, Dr. Marta Matrakova.