Karolina Kulicka

Karolina Kulicka.

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.

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 is a recipient of International Peace Scholarship and stipend programs by the Goethe Institute and the government of Singapore. She is a Public Administration Theory Network Fellow.

Email: kkulicka@buffalo.edu

Karolina Kulicka, Global Gender Studies PhD Student, chairing a United Nations working group meeting in Chisinau, Moldova, 2011.

Karolina Kulicka chairing a United Nations working group meeting in Chisinau, Moldova, 2011

The feminist theory will best prove its usefulness if it is used as a toolbox to shatter the status quo of inequality. – Karolina Kulicka

Awards and Honors

  • UB Humanities Institute PhD Fellowship
  • P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS), The International Peace Scholarship Fund
  • Public Administration Theory Network Fellowship
  • Mark Diamond Research Fund
  • The Isabel S. Marcus International Research Fellowship, UB Gender Institute
  • Goethe Institute Fellowship, Goethe Institute Europanetzwerk Deutsch Programme, Germany's Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institute

Recent Publications

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  • 6/11/18
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  • 9/25/18
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  • 9/16/18
    Carolyn's research interests focus on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and its integration within NATO militaries, to include military strategies for the prevention of sexual violence during conflict.
  • 6/12/18
    Elif Ege is currently writing her dissertation on the Kurdish and Turkish women’s movements in Turkey and their multi-tiered collaborations and negotiations around the international norms and standards of women's rights.
  • 10/7/18
    Deanna Buley's research focuses on abortion access and abortion support systems in highly restrictive locations such as Northern Ireland and parts of the United States. She is particularly interested in how coalitions, notions of sisterhood, and networks of solidarity are built through grassroots organizing for reproductive rights.