Krzysztof Jasiewicz

Sociologist and political scientist, he is currently employed as William P. Ames, Jr. ’41 Professor in Sociology and Anthropology at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia (USA).
Krzysztof Jasiewicz has been the editor-in-chief of the quarterly East European Politics & Societies and Cultures (EEPS) since 2014. A graduate of the University of Warsaw (1972, sociology), received his doctorate at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (1976).

In the 1980s, he co-authored research in the Poles series (Poles 80, 81, 84, etc.), as well as a collaborator in the second-cycle press (Krytyka) and the emigrant press (Annex). In 1990, the founder and first head of the Electoral Research Laboratory at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Scholarship holder of Oxford, Harvard, and National Endowment for Democracy in Washington.

From 1991 permanently in the United States. The main subject of his research is electoral behavior in Poland; he also publishes papers on the party system, political attitudes and the democratization process in Poland and other post-communist countries.

His articles appeared, among others, in the Journal of Democracy, the European Journal of Political Research, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Problems of Post-Communism, EEPS, and numerous collective publications.

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