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Maciej Turek, Ph.D.

Maciej Turek, Ph.D.

 

Dr. Turek holds degrees in American Studies and political science, having obtained his doctoral degree in political science from the Jagiellonian University in 2012. He has been a grantee of the Copernicus Society of America (Dickinson College, United States, 2008), participant in the Jagiellonian University's Society-Environment-Technology program (ICPSR Summer Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States, 2013 and Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis, University of Essex, the United Kingdom, 2015), and also received research grants from the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Free Universität Berlin (2009 and 2014) and the Kosciuszko Foundation (George Mason University, 2017). In spring 2020, Dr. Turek was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester.

Functions:

  • TransAtlantic Studies Programme coordinator

Academic interests:

  • The American political system and institutions
  • Campaigns and elections in the United States
  • Political communication
  • Comparative electoral systems
  • Comparative local governments
  • Financing politics and elections

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Publikacje

2017, Prawybory w Stanach Zjednoczonych Ameryki. Bilans czterech dekad, 1976-2016 (“Presidential Primaries in the United States: The Legacy of Four Decades, 1976-2016”), Krakow: Księgarnia Akademicka, pp. 333.

2016, Cena demokracji. Finansowanie federalnych kampanii wyborczych w Stanach Zjednoczonych Ameryki (“The Price of Democracy: Financing Federal Election Campaigns in the United States”), Krakow: Księgarnia Akademicka, pp. 350 (with Paweł Laidler)

2015, Basic Documents in U.S. Federal Campaign Finance Law, Krakow: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, pp. 142 (with Paweł Laidler)

2014, Urząd Wiceprezydenta Stanów Zjednoczonych Ameryki. Analiza politologiczna (“The Office of the Vice President of the United States: A Political Science Analysis”), Krakow: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, pp. 352

2018, Feel the Bern. Prezydencka kandydatura Bernie'go Sandersa i jej dziedzictwo (“‘Feel the Bern’: Bernie Sanders’ Presidential Campaign and Its Legacy”), [in:] Czas wojny, czas pokoju: Stany Zjednoczone Ameryki od niepodległości do współczesności (“A Time of War, a Time of Peace: The United States of America from Independence to the Present Day”), Vol. V, ed. Łukasz Niewiński, Oświęcim: Napoleon V, pp. 86-103.

2016, Kolegium Elektorów a strategia w amerykańskich wyborach prezydenckich (“The Electoral College and Strategies in United States Presidential Elections”), [in:] Oblicza Ameryki: szkice o społeczeństwie, kulturze i polityce Stanów Zjednoczonych (“The Faces of America: Sketches on the Society, Culture, and Politics of the United States”), ed. Paulina Napierała, Rafał Kuś, Krakow: Księgarnia Akademicka, pp. 155-175.

2016, Krótka historia SuperPACs (“A Brief History of SuperPACs”), [in:] Oblicza Ameryki: szkice o społeczeństwie, kulturze i polityce Stanów Zjednoczonych (“The Faces of America: Sketches on the Society, Culture, and Politics of the United States”), ed. Paulina Napierała, Rafał Kuś, Krakow: Księgarnia Akademicka, pp. 177-194.

2014, Prezydencka sukcesja (“Presidential Succession”), [in:] Idee, instytucje i praktyka ustrojowa Stanów Zjednoczonych Ameryki (“Ideas, Institutions, and Political Practice in the United States”), ed. Paweł Laidler, Jarosław Szymanek, Krakow: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, pp. 223-242.

2014, Paul Ryan and the Press, [in:] The 2012 Presidential Election in the United States: Challenges and Expectations, ed. Paweł Laidler, Maciej Turek, Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press, p. 299-313.

2014, System prezydencki w praktyce politycznej USA (“The Presidential System in the Political Practice of the United States”), [in:] Systemy rządów w perspektywie porównawczej (“Systems of Government from a Comparative Perspective”), ed. Jarosław Szymanek, Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Sejmowe, pp. 245-278.

2014, Debaty wyborcze Lincoln-Douglas: mit czy ideał XIX-wiecznej amerykańskiej komunikacji politycznej? (“The Lincoln-Douglas Electoral Debates: The Myth or Ideal of Nineteenth-Century American Political Communication?”), [in:] Czas wojny, czas pokoju: Stany Zjednoczone Ameryki w XIX wieku (“A Time of War, a Time of Peace: The United States of America in the Nineteenth Century”), ed. Łukasz Niewiński, Oświęcim: Napoleon V, ed. Łukasz Niewiński, Oświęcim: Napoleon V, pp. 95-105.

2013, Amerykański system finansowania wyborów i jego konsekwencje (“The American System of Financing Elections and Its Consequences”), [in:] Stany Zjednoczone wczoraj i dziś. Wybrane zagadnienia społeczno-polityczne (“The United States Yesterday and Today: Selected Socio-Political Issues”), ed. Agnieszka Małek, Paulina Napierała, Krakow: Księgarnia Akademicka, pp. 167-195.

2013, Narodowe konwencje partyjne w Stanach Zjednoczonych. Czy są dziś potrzebne? (“National Party Conventions in the United States: Are They Still Necessary?”), [in:] Stany Zjednoczone wczoraj i dziś. Wybrane zagadnienia społeczno-polityczne (“The United States Yesterday and Today: Selected Socio-Political Issues”), ed. Agnieszka Małek, Paulina Napierała, Krakow: Księgarnia Akademicka, pp. 111-133.

2012, The Vice Presidency of Joe Biden: An Early Assessment, [in:] Obama’s America: Change and Continuity, ed. Andrzej Mania, Krakow: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, pp. 73-81.

2011, Czy ten naród może przetrwać? Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson i wybór współ-kandydata w wyborach prezydenckich roku 1864 (“Can This Nation Survive? Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, and the Selection of a Running Mate in the 1864 Presidential Election”), [in:] An American Era: A Book in Memory of Professor Krzysztof Michałek, ed. Halina Parafianowicz, Bialystok: Trans Humana), p. 119-126.

2010, Projekt ‘Houdini’: nowe media a działania profrekwencyjne w prezydenckiej kampanii Baracka Obamy (“The ‘Houdini’ Project: The New Media and Pro-Turnout Efforts in Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign”), [in:] Polityczne aspekty nowych mediów (“The Political Aspects of the New Media”), eds. M. Jeziński, W. Peszyński, A. Seklecka, Torun: Adam Marszałek Publishing, pp. 23-34.

2009, Is Anybody Listening? Vice-Presidential Candidates and Their TV Debates, [in:] Tools of Their Tools: Communication Technologies and American Cultural Practice, eds. G. Kość, K. Majer, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2009, pp. 42-56.

2020, Money for Nothing? Financing the 2016 and 2020 U.S. Presidential Nomination Campaigns, "Political Preferences", Vol. 27, pp. 39-62.

2013, The 2012 Presidential and Congressional Elections: A Dance of Electoral Context, Campaign Skills, and Structural Factors, "Ad Americam", Vol. 14, pp. 149-161.

2012, The United States 2010 Reapportioned: The Electoral College for a New Decade, "Prawo i Polityka", Vol. 4, pp. 7-33.

2010, Between the Branches: Where Does the Vice Presidency Belong?, "Ad Americam", Vol. 11, pp. 119-130.

2010, Primum non nocere? Rola kandydata na wiceprezydenta USA w prezydenckiej kampanii wyborczej (“Primum non nocere? The Role of Vice-Presidential Candidates in Presidential Campaigns”), "Politeja", No. 1, pp. 267-289.

2009, The 2008 Presidential Primaries in the United States from the Pennsylvania Perspective, "Ad Americam", Vol. 10, pp. 89-99.

2014, The 2012 Presidential Elections in the United States: Challenges and Expectations, Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press, pp. 440 (with Paweł Laidler).

2014, Eyes on America. Zbiór referatów z konferencji naukowych w ramach Dni Kultury Amerykańskiej na Uniwersytecie Jagiellońskim z lat 2008-2010 (“Eyes on America: Papers from the Days of American Culture at the Jagiellonian University, 2008-2010”), Krakow: AT Wydawnictwo, pp. 184.

2009, Stany Zjednoczone po wyborach prezydenckich 2008 (“The United States After the 2008 Presidential Elections”), [in:] "Biuletyn Międzynarodowy Instytutu Nauk Politycznych i Stosunków Międzynarodowych UJ", eds. Piotr Bajor, Olga Plaze, Krakow, 2009, pp. 137-145.

 

2019, November 28-29, “Democracy in Action,” University of Silesia in Katowice, IPSO ORDO Academic Foundation, Wisła, Poland.

2018, September 18-20, IV National Political Science Congress: “The State in a Time of Change,”, Maria Skłodowska-Curie University, Lublin, Poland.

2017, May 11, ”“U.S. Elections in the Post-Truth Era: Actors, Strategies, Contexts,” SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland.

2017, March 31-April 1, “A Time of War, a Time of Peace: The United States of America from Independence to the Modern Era ,” University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland.

2016, May 13-14, “A Time of War, a Time of Peace: The United States of American from Independence to the Modern Era,” University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland.

2016, April 22-26, Biannual Conference of the European Association for American Studies (EAAS), Constanta, Romania.

2015, September 22-24, III National Political Science Congress: “Pictures of Politics,” Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Krakow, Poland.

2015, April 30-May 1, “Power and Change in the Americas in the Modern Era,” University College London, United Kingdom.

2014, November 21-22, “Money, Power, Representations in the Americas and in Europe,” Universite Paris Ouest Nanterre, Paris, France.

2014, June 27-29, XI Prof. Andrzej Bartnicki's Forum of Advanced Studies of the United States: “Women in American History and Culture,” University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland.

2014, 5-7 January, Fortieth Anniversary Conference of the American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association, St Anne's College and the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.

2013, November 6-9, “Weapons of Mass Seduction: Rhetoric and Political Discourse in the United States,” Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, Netherlands and Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

2013, May 10, “A Time of War, a Time of Peace: The United States of America in the Nineteenth Century,” University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland.

2012, October 26-27, “The 2012 Presidential Elections in the United States: Challenges and Expectations,” Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

2012, May 14-15, National Meeting of Comparative Politics Faculty, “Political Systems from Comparative Perspectives,” Mądralin, Poland.

2012, May 11-12, “The 1960s: Legacies,” American Studies Center, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.

2010, June, 25-27, VII Prof. Andrzej Bartnicki's Forum of Advanced Studies of the United States, University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland.

2010, May 27-28, “Obama’s America: Change and Continuity,” Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

2010, April 22-23, “New Media, Politics, Culture, Society,” Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland.

2009, July 3-5, VI Prof. Andrzej Bartnicki's Forum of Advanced Studies of the United States, Pułtusk Academy of Humanities, Pułtusk, Poland.

2009, March 30-April 3, HCA Spring Academy “American History, Culture and Politics,” Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Heidelberg, Germany.

2008, June 27-29, V Prof. Andrzej Bartnicki's Forum of Advanced Studies of the United States, Pułtusk Academy of Humanities, Pułtusk, Poland.

2007, November 7-9, “Communication Technologies and American Cultural Practice,” Annual Meeting of the Polish Association of American Studies (PAAS), University of Lodz, Lodz.

2007, June 22-24, IV Prof. Andrzej Bartnicki's Forum of Advanced Studies of the United States, Pułtusk Academy of Humanities, Pułtusk, Poland.

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Research projects and media

  • The U.S. Presidential Primary System book project in progress.
  • Investigator in the National Science Center (NCN) research grant (2014-2017): Financing Federal Election Campaigns in the U.S. (with principal investigator Paweł Laidler).

  • Onet: Jaka przyszłość czeka Donalda Trumpa po zamieszkach w Waszyngtonie? (“What Is Donald Trump’s Future After the Washington Riots?”)
  • Radio Tok FM