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Kaja Zapędowska-Kling

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Dr Kaja Zapędowska-Kling is an assistant professor at the Department of American Studies and Mass Media (Faculty of International and Political Studies, University of Lodz). She holds M.A. in women’s studies and Ph.D. in social sciences. Her research interests focus on social policies, welfare, demography, aging processes as well as visual culture and mass media. In years 2012-2013 she was awarded Fulbright Junior Advanced Research Grant at the University of California in Berkeley. In years 2011-2014 she carried out an individual research project funded by the National Science Center. In years 2009-2011 she was a research assistant in ETICA research project funded by the 7th Framework Program of the European Commission. Currently, she is a member of the European Network for Social Policy Analysis, Polish Society for Social Policy and a board member of the Polish Society of Gerontology. She published a number of articles and book chapters on aging policies, policies of equal opportunities, American welfare state, gerontechnology, intergenerational relations, and others. Her recent monograph Polityka społeczna wobec starzenia się ludności w USA i Szwecji. Wnioski dla Polski was published by Lodz University Press in 2016.

Courses taught in English

International Social Policy

American Society and American Welfare State

Gender and Welfare State: International Perspective

Gender Representations in Advertising

Introduction to American Media

Courses taught in Polish

Międzynarodowa polityka społeczna

Polityka społeczna Unii Europejskiej

Regulacje prawne w komunikowaniu międzynarodowym

Komunikowanie międzynarodowe i mass media

Psychologia mediów

Reklama jako nośnik kultury

Reklama i społeczeństwo w ujęciu transatlantyckim

Narzędzia i techniki kulturowego PR-u

Polityczny PR w ujęciu porównawczym


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