Natasza Styczyńska holds a PhD in Political Science from the Jagiellonian University and since 2007 she is teaching at Institute of European Studies. Her doctoral thesis tackled the issues of European discourse of Polish political parties and Euroscepticism. Her academic interests include transformation processes in Central and Eastern Europe, party politics, nationalism, populism and euroscepticism in the CEE region and the Balkans, as well as identity issues on the borderlands and Austro-Hungarian heritage in Central and Southern Europe.
She was involved in teaching and organising numerous workshops (some in cooperation with UACES, Europaeum or Coimbra Group) and summer schools (financed by LLP Erasmus Programme, CEEPUS and Visegrad Fund). Dr Styczynska has a degree from a Pedagogical University, where she studied how to teach politics to school and university students. She has experience in conducting traditional form of teaching such as lectures and seminars but also with the ones that involve students to work in a groups (Oxford debate, role playing, problem based learning). So far she has been a visiting professor at:
University of Vienna (Austria), Deusto University w Bilbao (Spain), Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest (Hungary), Kliment Ochridski University w Sofii (Bulgaria), University of Pecs (Hungary), Matej Bel University (Slovakia), University of Montenegro, Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy in Baku and UNAM in Mexico City. Dr Styczyńska is also researcher in the project entitled "Democratic control and legitimisation in European Foreign Policy. The case study of EU Enlargement Policy and European Neighbourhood Policy" that is funded by the National Research Centre, Poland and in EUROMEC European Identity, Culture, Exchanges and Multilingualism (Jean Monnet Erasmus+).