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Monika Sawicka, dr

Monika Sawicka, dr

 

Monika Sawicka holds a Ph.D. in Political Studies (2018), a Master of Portuguese Philology (2010) and a Master in International Relations from the Jagiellonian University. She studied at the Faculdade de Letras at Universidade do Porto in the academic year 2009/2010 (Erasmus Exchange Program) and participated in the Academic Educational Cycle Sustainable Development – Global Challenges organized by the Institute of Geography and Spatial Management at the Jagiellonian University (2012). Between 2011 and 2015, she conducted several research projects in Brazil, including the Archive of Diplomatic Documentation of Brazil's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.     

Academic interests:

  • Brazil’s foreign policy
  • Contemporary Brazil
  • Development cooperation
  • Constructivist research in international relations
     

Past research projects:

  • International roles of Brazil as an emerging middle power – own project

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Publications

Editions

2017, Migraciones y diásporas de América Latina. Perspectiva histórica y contemporánea, [Migrations and disporas of contemporary Latin America. Historic and contemporary perspective],  (eds.) Karol Derwich, Monika Sawicka, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, pp. 256.  

Chapters

2018, Konflikty międzynarodowe z perspektywy globalnego Południa: rola Brazylii jako mediatora na Bliskim Wschodzie [International conflicts from the perspective of the Global South: the role of Brazil as a mediator in the Middle East] [in:] Między Wschodem i Zachodem, między Północą a Południem 2, Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Campidoglio, pp. 113-124.

2017, O przekraczaniu granic rasowych oraz spłacaniu historycznego długu. Spotkania Brazylii z Afryką [On crossing the racial boundaries and paying historical debts. Brazil’s encounters with Africa]  [in:] Od Ameryki Łacińskiej do Gwinei Równikowej. Tożsamość, granice, naród, (ed.) Maja Biernacka, Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar, pp. 121-154. 

2016, Brazylia jako uczestnik współpracy rozwojowej państw globalnego Południa: praktyki brazylijskiej pomocy rozwojowej w Mozambiku [Brazil’s participation in South-South development cooperation: Brazilian development cooperation practices in Mozambique] [in:] Tożsamość i efektywność: w poszukiwaniu mechanizmów zrównoważonego rozwoju, (eds.) Katarzyna Jarecka-Stępień, Aleksander Surdej, Toruń: Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek, pp. 109-128. 

2015, Teoria i praktyka ochrony praw Indian w Brazylii na przykładzie sporu o elektrownię wodną Belo Monte [Theory and practice of protecting the rights of Indians in Brazil as an example of a dispute about a hydroelectric power station Belo Monte] [in:] Prawa Człowieka w Ameryce Łacińskiej. Teoria i Praktyka, (eds.) Karol Derwich, Marta Kania, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, pp. 237-254. 

Articles

2016, The Role of a Donor in an Emerging Power’s Foreign Policy: Brazilian Solidarity Diplomacy, „Ad Americam” , vol. 17, pp. 135-147. 

2016, Relacje brazylijsko-amerykańskie w XXI wieku – trudne partnerstwo, „Politeja”, no. 43/4, pp. 139-166. 

2015, Of roles and gifts - Brazil's quest for a redefined relationship with African states, „Maska. Magazyn antropologiczno - społeczno – kulturowy”, vol. 28, pp. 107-117. 

2014, Innowacyjność brazylijskiej pomocy rozwojowej w państwach Afryki. Wpływ Brazylii na przekształcenia istniejącej architektury pomocy rozwojowej, „Ameryka Łacińska”, Suplement 2014, pp. 28-5.  

2013, Brazylijska polityka zagraniczna prezydenta Luiza Inácia Luli da Silvy, „Ameryka Łacińska”, 1 (79), pp. 75-98. 

2011, Brazylijskie wybory prezydenckie 2010, „Ameryka Łacińska”, 2 (72), pp. 33-46.

Conferences

2018, 21-22 November, „Austerity policy à brasileira – the social impact of Michel Temer’s neoliberał policy", 3rd International Latin-American Conference Latin America as a region in International Relations in the 21st Century, América Latina – la región de relaciones internacionales en el siglo XXI, UMCS, Lublin [in Polish].

2018, 18-20th September, „The state in times of change”, 4th Polish Congress of Political Science, University of Maria Curie-Skłodowska Lublin. Paper: ‘Marielle Sempre Presente. On dysfunctionality in the Marvelous City’ [in Polish].

2017, 9-10th November, 7th Convention of the Polish International Studies Association, Jagiellonian University, Kraków. Paper: ‘The meaning of the region of South America in the foreign policy of Brazil, an emerging middle power’ [in Polish]. 

2017, 24th May, ‘Between the East and the West, between the North and the South’, 4th Polish Interdisciplinary Student Conference, Warsaw University, Warszawa. Paper: ‘International conflicts from the perspective of the Global South: the role of Brazil as a mediator in the Middle East’ [in Polish].  

2017, 23rd May, ‘Polish-Brazilian Experiences in Economy and Management: Recent Trends’, Warsaw University, Warszawa. Paper: ‘From a lonely island to a leader without followers? Brazil’s role as a regional integrator: the case of Mercosul’.

2015, 19-20th November, ‘Post-2015 Development Agenda. The manifest of a new development strategy?’, organized by Kraków University of Economics and the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes, Kraków University of Economics, Kraków. Paper: ‘Brazil’s participation in South-South development cooperation: Brazilian development cooperation practices in Mozambique’ [in Polish].

2015, 22-24th September, 3rd Polish Congress of Political Studies, Jagiellonian University, Kraków. Paper: ‘The Role of a Donor in Brazil’s Foreign Policy’ [in Polish].

2015, 17-18th April, Annual Conference of the Society for Latin American Studies, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen. Paper: ‘The Role of a Donor in an Emerging Power’s Foreign Policy: Brazilian Solidarity Diplomacy’.

2014, 14-16th May, 1st Central European African Studies Conference (CEASC), Západočeská Univerzita v Plzni, Pilzen. Paper: ‘Brazil's solidarity diplomacy in Africa: lessons from Mozambique’.

2014, 3-4th April, 50th Anniversary Conference of the Society for Latin American Studies, Birkbeck, University of London, London. Paper: ‘An emerging voice in the development cooperation debate: the case of Brazil's development assistance in Africa’.

2013, 6th December, ‘Environmental protection in Latin America: Argentina, Brazil and Ecuador. Threats and solutions’, conference of the Latin-American Program of the Lech Wałęsa Institute and the Department of Latin America at the Jagiellonian University, Kraków. Paper: ‘Protecting the biodiversity of Brazil. The case of the Belo Monte dam dispute’ [in Polish]. 

2013, 6-8th June, 6th Polish Meeting of International Relations Students, Jagiellonian University, Kraków. Paper: ‘Foreign policy strategies of an emerging middle power. The case of Brazil’ [in Polish].

2013, 11-12th April, ‘Latin America as a laboratory of the future. Inspirations for the world’, conference of the Centre for Latin-American Studies (CESLA), Warsaw University, Warszawa. Paper: ‘Innovation in Brazilian development aid in Africa: the impact of Brazil in the transformation of the existing architecture of development assistance’ [in Polish].

2013, 15-16th March, ‘Human Rights in Latin America. Theory and Practice’, 3rd Cracow Latin-American Conference, Jagiellonian University, Kraków. Paper: ‘Theory and practice of protecting the rights of Indians in Brazil as an example of a dispute about a hydroelectric power station Belo Monte’ [in Polish].

2011, 25-26th May, ‘Brazil in contemporary world’, conference of the Centre for Latin-American Studies (CESLA), Warsaw University, Warszawa. Paper: ‘Brazil after the presidential election: the administration of Dilma Rousseff’ [in Polish].  

Talks and other public appearances

2018, 8th December, TVN24 Bis, “Epicentrum”.

2017, 8th June, expert debate on political transformations in Brazil organized during the 15th edition of the Bom Dia Brazil Festival. Participants: Consul Dorota Barys, Monika Sawicka (Institute of Political Science and International Relations, Jagiellonian University), Janina Petelczyc (Terra Brasilis Foundation), Wojciech Baczyński (Polish-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce), chair– dr Renata Siuda-Ambroziak (Institute of the Americas and Europe, Warsaw University), Warszawa.

2016, 19th May, ‘Political crisis in Brazil: impeachment or coup?’ [in Polish], lecture held at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian University, Kraków.

2015, 11th December, ‘Brazilian-cuban Estrechamiento in the Dilma Rousseff administration’ [in Polish], Latin-American seminar ‘Cuba in the post-hegemonic world. A year after D17’ organized by the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian University, Kraków.

Interviews

2018, „Contra a esquerda, polarização e ataques à democracia: política na Polônia se parece à nossa...”, interviewed by Carlos Oliveira, UOL, 31.10.2018