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Diana Bozhkova

M.A. student at the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University, majoring in International Relations (Global and Regional Studies).

Research interests:

History and culture of Africa, international relations in Africa, social and political conflicts, political and economic situation in South Africa; role, interests and rivalry of world powers in Africa; Horn of Africa, modern Madagascar.

Daniel Broccato

B.A. student of International Relations in the framework of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in the Humanities at the Jagiellonian University. Erasmus+ scholarship holder at Marmara University in İstanbul.

Research interests:

History of the Republic of Türkiye, Turks of African origin (Afro-Turks), Habesh Eyalet under the rule of the Ottoman Empire, history of the Horn of Africa in the 20th and 21st centuries, traces of Italian colonization in Africa, Spanish protectorate in Morocco, the problem of dysfunctional states.

Nikol Czaplińska

A graduate of French Studies at the University of Warsaw, currently an M.A. student at the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow in the field of International Relations.

Research interests:

France-Africa relations; security challenges in Africa and South-West Asia; the question of Western Sahara; conflict in Syria

Mateusz Aleksander Jedliński

M.A. student at the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University, majoring in International Relations (strategic studies) and at the Institute of Classical Philology majoring in Modern Greek and Byzantine studies.

President of the Jagiellonian Club of Geopolitical Thought and Member of the Forum of Young Diplomats.

Research interests:

Social and political conflicts in South Africa, history of Afrikaners, great powers rivalry on the African continent, British colonial and post-colonial policy

Julia Łańko

B.A. student at the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University in the field of international relations.

Research interests:

situation of women in Africa, humanitarian missions, problems of poverty, education, health situation, human rights, African Union, activities of large corporations in Africa, problems of climate change and environmental protection, apartheid, terrorism in Africa and Boko Haram activity, dysfunctional states in sub-Saharan Africa, Islam in North Africa.

Mikołaj Orłowski

B.A. student at the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University in the field of International Relations.

Research interests:

His research interests focus mainly on the countries of the Gulf of Guinea region - especially their post-colonial history, human and raw material potential (including the presence of international corporations in the region, inequalities in the distribution of national income), religious and linguistic diversity.

Barbara Przybyszewska

B.A. student at the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University in the field of national security (intelligence specialization). 

Research interests:

Social and intercultural issues; economic development of Sub-Saharan African countries; energy politics and security; special forces in Africa; African art.

Dominika Szpaczek

M.A. student at the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, majoring in international relations, and student of journalism and social communication at the Institute of Journalism, Media and Social Communication of the JU.

Research interests:

Human rights in Africa, social and political situation of women in East Africa, women’s movements, problem of dysfunctional African states, violence against women, African feminism, African international organisations, humanitarian aid and peace missions, African media.

Dawid Tomczyk

M.A. student at the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University in the field of International Relations (strategic studies).

Research interests:

Failed states; security issues in the Sahelo-Saharan region; terrorist and anti-terrorist activity; non-state armed groups; narcoterrorism and arms trafficking in Africa; armed conflict in Libya; France’s policy in West Africa and Iran’s policy in the Middle East.

Wiktor Trzecina

B.A. student at the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University in the field of International Relations.

Research Interests:

Geopolitical situation in South Sudan; relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea; Tunisian state; colonialism in Africa; relations between indigenous tribes inhabiting Africa and their culture; history and present day of the Horn of Africa; international relations in the African Great Lakes region (Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda); Sultanate of Zanzibar; Lesotho and Eswatini and their relations with South Africa; apartheid, Formula 1 in South Africa, modern Madagascar

Honorata Ziaja

M.A. student at the Faculty of International and Political Studies, Jagiellonian University in Cracow, majoring in international relations, specializing in strategic studies.

Research interests:

International relations in Africa, the influence of the People’s Republic of China on African countries, the interests and rivalry of world powers in Africa, the strategic dimension of African states, the phenomenon of dysfunctionality of non-democratic states.