Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski

University of Wroclaw

Ireneusz Paweł Karolewski holds the Chair of Political Science at the Willy Brandt Centre for German and European Studies, University of Wroclaw (Poland). Karolewski obtained his M.A and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Potsdam (Germany), where he also was assistant professor from 1999 to 2008. His main areas of research are European integration, Political Theory, EU foreign policy, collective identity as well as nationalism in Europe. His second book Citizenship and collective identity in Europe (Routledge 2010) systematically explored the relationship between citizenship and collective identity in the European Union, integrating several fields of research in social sciences. The book received the Leopoldina research prize in 2012. Karolewski’s research has been published in Journal of Common Market Studies, Communist and Postcommunist Studies, Europe-Asia Studies, European Law Journal and Journal of European Integration. He is the managing editor of the Annual of European and Global Studies (Edinburgh University Press) and co-convenor of the ECPR Standing Group on Identity. He regularly contributes to Verfassungsblog, LSE EUROPP blog and Global Policy online. Karolewski has been visiting professor and visiting scholar at the Harvard University (2014, 2015), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2014), Université de Montréal (2013, 2017), New York University (2012), Pondicherry University, India (2011), University of California in Santa Barbara (2010, 2011, 2013) and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Lille, France (2007, 2008).

Email: karolewski [at]

Recent publications

Ireneusz Paweł Karolewsi and Mai’a K. Davis Cross, “The EU’s Power in the Russia-Ukraine Crisis: Enabled or Constrained?”, Journal of Common Market Studies 55:1 (2017), 137-152.

Ireneusz Paweł Karolewski, Protest and Participation in Post-Transformation Poland: The Case of the Committee for the Defense of Democracy, Communist and Post-Communist Studies 49:3 (2016), 255-267.

Viktoria Kaina, Ireneusz Paweł Karolewski, Sebastian Kuhn (eds.) European Identity Revisited: New Approaches and Recent Empirical Findings, Routledge: London 2016.

Ireneusz Paweł Karolewski, “Identity Technologies and “Nationalism lite” of the European Union, in: Liah Greenfeld (ed.), Globalization of Nationalism: The Motive-Force between 21st Century Politics, ECPR Press: Colchester, 2016, 81- 97

Timofey Agarin and Ireneusz Paweł Karolewski, Extraterritorial Citizenship in Postcommunist Europe, Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.

Ireneusz Paweł Karolewski, Thomas Mehlhausen and Monika Sus, “The Polish EU Council Presidency in 2011: Master or servant?” Journal of European Integration 37:6 (2015), 667-684.

Ireneusz Paweł Karolewski and Maciej Wilga (eds.) New Approaches to EU Foreign Policy, Routledge: London, 2014.