dr Marcin Gajek

email: marcin.gajek@uw.edu.pl

profile: ORCID

Room 3.032

Office hours in Spring semester 2022/23:
Tuesdays, 8:45 – 9:45

Political scientist and americanist. Holds double MA in political science and American studies received from University of Warsaw and Ph. D. in political science obtained at Polish Academy of Science. Former Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs at Collegium Civitas; currently assistant professor at American Studies Center (University of Warsaw). His research interests include history of political thought and political philosophy – especially republican tradition, American political thought – and theory of democracy as well as American political system. Alumnus of the Tertio Millennio Institute and Study of the U. S. Institute for American Political Thought. Scholar visits at Stanford University, University of Massachusetts and Charles University in Prague. Published at Zoon Politikon, Ad Americam. Journal of American Studies, Political Studies Review, Studia Territorialia.


Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs at Collegium Civitas (2012–15)

Member of Polish Association for American Studies

Alumnus of the U. S. State Department Exchange Programs

Scholar visits at Stanford University and Charles University in Prague


W Stronę Republikańskiego Liberalizmu: Kategoria Cnót Liberalnych We Współczesnej Amerykańskiej Myśli Politycznej. Kraków: Ośrodek Myśli Politycznej, 2016. 

“Ideologia i praktyka polityczna Solidarności a tradycja republikańska.” Wolność i Solidarność, no. 9 (2016): 85–97. 

The Aristotelian Criticism of the Liberal Foundations of Modern State.Polish Political Science Yearbook, no. 45 (2016): 272–287. 

John Adams and the Politics of Disjunction.” Acta Universitatis Carolinae. Studia Territorialia 15, no. 3–4 (2015): 27–44. 

“The Myth of Equality and the Quasi‑constitutional Status of the Declaration of Independence.” Ad Americam. Journal of American Studies 15 (2014): 27–38.

“North vs. South or New Jerusalem vs. New Troy: Founding Myths and Competing Visions of the American Regime.” Ad Americam. Journal of American Studies 14 (2013): 19–35.

Courses (selected)

American Political Tradition in Theory and Practice

Key Texts in US Culture (Readings in American Political Tradition)

American Political Parties: the Past and the Present

Political Culture in the United States

American History and Society

American Intellectuals – American Ideas 

Community and Freedom: American Conservatism

Hobbies/non-academic interests

photography, traveling, music, football (particularly EPL)

Curriculum vitae (PDF)