Dr. Sergiusz Bober
Sergiusz is head of the cluster "Politics & Civil Society". He earned his doctorate in political science at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow in 2010 with a thesis on the doctrinal sources of the Argentine federal system. He also holds an M.A. in Law from the same University (2003). Furthermore, between 2003 and 2006, he studied Latin American Cultural Studies in Krakow. His research background primarily covers the areas of discourse analysis, federalism, human rights, philosophy of politics, political ideologies, nationalism, regionalism and social justice.
Within the field of minority studies, Sergiusz is particularly interested in participatory mechanisms established for national minorities on central, regional and local governmental levels; political parties/civic movements of national and ethnic minorities (in their organizational and ideological dimensions); discourses about national and ethnic minorities produced by both minority and majority groups; identities of minority groups; minorities striving for official recognition (e.g. Silesians in Poland) and minorities’ engagement in cross-border cooperation.
When it comes to his general methodological approach, Sergiusz prefers legal analysis, qualitative research, comparative methods (also comparative constitutionalism) and discourse analysis.
Before joining the ECMI, Sergiusz was employed as an academic teacher and researcher at the Jagiellonian University (Faculty of Law and Administration, 2010-2011) and at the Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow (The Institute of Political and Administrative Sciences, 2011-2016). Additionally, he was a visiting researcher at the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut in Berlin (2007), the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg and the University of Fribourg’s Institute of Federalism (both in 2013).