Prof. Kijewska-Trembecka holds an M.A. from the Institute of Sociology at the Jagiellonian University;, a Ph.D. in the Humanities (Sociology) from the Jagiellonian University’s Faculty of Philosophy, and a postdoctoral degree (habilitation) in the Humanities (Political Science) from the same university’s Faculty of International and Political Studies. She has pursued scholarships at the following institutions: the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Free University of Berlin; the Kosciuszko Foundation, New York; the Multicultural History Society of Ontario, Toronto; the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto; McGill University, Montreal; and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, NOVA University Lisbon. Prof. Kijewska-Trembecka is a co-founder and member of the Polish Association for Canadian Studies and holds membership in the Polish Sociological Association and the Committee for Migration Studies and Polish Diaspora of the Polish Academy of Sciences, formerly the Committee for Polish Diaspora Studies.
- 2008-2012, 2012-2016: Deputy Director, Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian University
Fields of specialization:
- Political science and sociology of the nation and ethnic relations.
- Canadian studies (main fields of interest): immigration policy and ethnic relations; multiculturalism; the Polish ethnic group in Canada; the history and contemporary problems of Quebec's society; changes to the Quebecois ideology; Quebec’s policy towards ethnic groups living in the province; the history and contemporary problems of various ethnic groups in Montreal: the British, Poles, Jews, Dutch and Portuguese
- Polish society: the transformation of post-communism societies; changes in contemporary Polish society; Polish society in the processes of migrations; ethnic minorities in Poland.
- Europe: the national aspirations of European ethnic groups, especially the Basque people.