As a former civil servant (the Ministry of Finance; the Ministry of the Environment in Poland; the National Center of Research and Development) and a representative of Poland to the European Union and the United Nations, Karolina Kulicka is interested in gender equality in public administrations.
Karolina's dissertation examined gender inequality in the Polish civil service system. Her research focuses on gendered organizations, institutional mechanisms of sustaining inequality as well as public service institutions. With experience in both academia and non-academic professions, she links academic theory with practice and strives to come with strategies to shatter the status quo of class, race and gender inequality.
Karolina received the International Peace Scholarship and support from the Goethe Institute and the government of Singapore. She is a Public Administration Theory Network Fellow.
Since earning her PhD in spring 2020, Karolina has returned to Poland.
The feminist theory will best prove its usefulness if it is used as a toolbox to shatter the status quo of inequality. – Karolina Kulicka