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dr hab. Garry Robson, prof UJ.

dr hab. Garry Robson, prof UJ.


Garry Robson was awarded a PhD (Sociology) by Goldsmiths College , University of London in 1998. Following this he taught and researched for four years in England ( Goldsmiths College, University of East London) before relocating to Poland in 2002. He has since teaching sociology and cultural studies in Polish universities, mostly in Krakow. He is currently Professor Nadzwyczajny at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, UJ, teaching MA courses on Globalisation, Cultural Studies, Research Methods, The Sociology of Sport and African-American Expressive Culture on the international Transatlatnic Studies MA programme.

Research interests:

  • Research interests:
  • Globalisation and Social/Cultural Change; 
  • Sociolinguistics( of English); 
  • Digital Culture and Surveillance in the Western Democacies; 
  • Popular Culture in Contemporary British and the USA; 
  • Sport, Social Class and the Body.

Current projects:

  • He is currently engaged in research for a book on the cultural transformation of the United Kingdom nad its realtions with the USA and EU since 1997. 

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2003, London Calling: The Middle Classes and the Re-making of Inner London, Oxford: Berg, (co-author: T. Butler), pp. 228.

2001, Annual Process Report of Pepys Community Forum, London: CUCR, Goldsmiths College, pp. 46.

2000, ‘No One Likes Us, We Don't Care': The Myth and Reality of Millwall Fandom, Oxford: Berg, pp. 220.

1997, Class, Criminality and Embodied Consciousness: Charlie Richardson and a South East London Habitus, Centre for Urban and Community Research Occasional Paper. London: Goldsmiths College, pp. 31.


2012, Fear, Fragmentation and Vulnerability in Contemporary Britain, [in:] Civilisation and Fear: Writing and the Subjects of Ideology, eds. Wojciech Kalaga, Cambridge UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 33-46.

2012, Social policy, multiculturalism and 'cosmopolitanism from below', [in:] Contemporary Britain, proceedings of the conference Cosmopolitanism in a Cosmopolitan Sense, Centre for Advanced Studies, New Europe College, Bucharest, pp. 194-215.
2010, Whatever Happened to the British Stiff Upper Lip? The Cultural Revolution, the "Broken Britain" Debate and the Evaporation of Respectable Society, [in:] Current Issues in English Studies, eds. Mariusz Misztal, Mariusz Trawinski, Kraków: Pedagogical University of Krakow Press.

2008, Social Change and the Challenge to RP: Approaching the British Cultural Revolution through Accents and Dialects, [in:] New Trends in English Teacher Education: Linguistics, Literature and Culture, eds. Ignacio Ramos Gay, Aresenio Jesus Guijarro, José Ignacio Albentosa Hernández Cuenca: University of Castilla-La Mancha, pp. 199-214.

2001, The Lion Roars: Myth, Identity and Millwall Fandom, [in:] Fear and Loathing in World Football, eds. Garry Armstrong, Richard Giulianotti, Oxford: Berg, pp. 43-62.

2000, Millwall Football Club: Masculinity, Race and Belonging, [in:] Cultural Studies and the Working Class: Subject to Change, eds. Sally R. Munt, London and New York: Cassell, pp. 219-233.


2012, Britain in Transition: Diversity, Therapy Culture and the Legacy of New Labour, „Politeja", vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 17-28.

2011, Language, the riots and Britain's globalized underclass, „YaleGlobal Online Magazine"

2003, Plotting the Middle Classes in London: Gentrification and Circuits of Education, „Housing Studies" , vol. 18, No.1, (co-author: Tim Butler), pp. 5-28.
2001, Coming to Terms with London: Middle Class Communities in a Global City, „International Journal of Urban and Regional Research" , vol. 25, No. 1, (co-author: Tim Butler), pp. 70-86.

2001, Social Capital, Gentrification and Neighbourhood Change in London: A Comparison of Three South London Neighbourhoods, „Urban Studies", vol. 38, No. 12, (co-author: Tim Butler), pp. 2145-1262.

Conference papers

2013, 2-3 October, „Negotiating Cultural Difference in the Digital Era", Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian Univeristy in Kraków, Poland.

2012, „Language, Culture and Politics", Tischner European Univeristy, Kraków, Poland.

2011, 12th Internationl April Conference, Institute of English Studies, Jagiellonian Univeristy in Kraków, Poland.

2011, „Between Tradition and Change: The Future of English in the Light of Globalization, Transculturalism and Internationalization", University of Southern Denmark, Kolding, Denmark.

2010, „Civilisation and Fear: Writing and the Subject/s of Ideology", Silesian Univeristy in Katowice, Ustroń, Poland.

2010, „Global Transformations: Culture, Politics, Economy", Insitute of Intecultural Studies, Jagiellonian Univeristy in Kraków, Poland.

2009, 3rd International Conference on Teacher Education, Pedagogical Univeristy of Kraków, Poland.

2007, 3rd International Conference on Teacher Education, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Cuenca, Spain.

2001, „Cities: Competetiveness and Cohesion Programme", Economic Council and Social Research Council, University of Liverpool, England.

2000, „Cities: Competetiveness and Cohesion Programme", Economic Council and Social Research Council, University of Glasgow, Scotland.

1996, „Fanatics! International Research Conference", University of Manchester, Manchester, England.


2020, A Tale of Two Lockdowns: Illiberal Democracy in Poland, Psycho-technocracy in the UK (co authored with Maciej Smółka), LSE IDEAS Ratiu Forum, 19 June.