Dr Katarzyna Borkowska

  • Lecturer in Education (People, Place & Social Change)

Biography

I joined the School of Education as a Lecturer in Education in October 2023, transferring from the School of Social & Environmental Sustainability (University of Glasgow), where I had been based since January 2017. Previously, I have worked as an Associate Tutor in the School of Education, University of Glasgow. Originally from Poland, I completed both the Ph.D. (2009 - 2013) and MEd (2006 - 2007) degrees at the University of Glasgow.

Research interests

I am an interdisciplinary researcher whose work is located at the intersections of sociology, gender and educational studies. I am interested in micro and macro-level processes that shape gender inequality.

My work concentrates on designing and testing empowerment training programmes that aim at reducing gender bias in Sub – Saharan Africa. ‘The Equality Project: Starting from Home’ is a project, which I led together with partners in Kenya and Tanzania. This research was driven by the idea that gender equality starts at home as the household is a domain where unequal cultural norms are intially taught and reinforced. The main message of the programme was that partners should work together as a team and develop a shared vision for their family - then they can achieve goals they could not achieve on their own.

More recently, my work has focused on domestic violence in informal settlements in Rwanda and on developing research-informed prevention models.  While conducting sensitive research I work with innovative and therapeutic methods such as the ‘Tree of Life’ framework and other narrative therapies.

 

Publications

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2020

Borkowska, K. (2020) Approaches to studying masculinity: a nonlinear perspective of theoretical paradigms. Men and Masculinities, 23(3-4), pp. 409-424. (doi: 10.1177/1097184X18768376)

2019

Azizi, N. et al. (2019) The Role of Higher Education for Displaced and Marginalized Peoples – The SUEUAA Project. Project Report. Centre for Research & Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning (CR&DALL), Glasgow.

2018

Head, G., Jaap, A. and Borkowska, K. (2018) Film Education in Libraries. SERA Conference 2018, Glasgow, UK, 21-23 November 2018.

Borkowska, K. and Osborne, M. (2018) Locating the fourth helix: rethinking the role of civil society in developing smart learning cities. International Review of Education, 64(3), pp. 355-372. (doi: 10.1007/s11159-018-9723-0)

Head, G., Jaap, A. and Borkowska, K. (2018) Film Education in Libraries (FEiL): Report. Project Report. Scottish Library and Information Council.

Tibbitt, J., Osborne, M. and Borkowska, K. (2018) Cities, businesses, innovation and learning. In: Di Rienzo, P. and Azara, L. (eds.) Learning city e diversità culturale. Rubbettino Editore, pp. 33-54. ISBN 9788849854589

2017

Osborne, M. and Borkowska, K. (2017) A European lens upon adult and lifelong learning in Asia. Asia Pacific Education Review, 18(2), pp. 269-280. (doi: 10.1007/s12564-017-9479-4)

Osborne, M. , Houston, M. and Borkowska, K. (2017) Strengthening the Regional Engagement Role of Universities in Africa and Asia (SRERUAA). Project Report. CR&DALL.

2016

Borkowska, K. (2016) Joining the conversation on inclusive masculinity theory: a response to Rachel O'Neill's 'whither critical masculinity studies?'. Men and Masculinities, 19(5), pp. 545-549. (doi: 10.1177/1097184X16664950)

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Number of items: 9.

Articles

Borkowska, K. (2020) Approaches to studying masculinity: a nonlinear perspective of theoretical paradigms. Men and Masculinities, 23(3-4), pp. 409-424. (doi: 10.1177/1097184X18768376)

Borkowska, K. and Osborne, M. (2018) Locating the fourth helix: rethinking the role of civil society in developing smart learning cities. International Review of Education, 64(3), pp. 355-372. (doi: 10.1007/s11159-018-9723-0)

Osborne, M. and Borkowska, K. (2017) A European lens upon adult and lifelong learning in Asia. Asia Pacific Education Review, 18(2), pp. 269-280. (doi: 10.1007/s12564-017-9479-4)

Borkowska, K. (2016) Joining the conversation on inclusive masculinity theory: a response to Rachel O'Neill's 'whither critical masculinity studies?'. Men and Masculinities, 19(5), pp. 545-549. (doi: 10.1177/1097184X16664950)

Book Sections

Tibbitt, J., Osborne, M. and Borkowska, K. (2018) Cities, businesses, innovation and learning. In: Di Rienzo, P. and Azara, L. (eds.) Learning city e diversità culturale. Rubbettino Editore, pp. 33-54. ISBN 9788849854589

Research Reports or Papers

Azizi, N. et al. (2019) The Role of Higher Education for Displaced and Marginalized Peoples – The SUEUAA Project. Project Report. Centre for Research & Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning (CR&DALL), Glasgow.

Head, G., Jaap, A. and Borkowska, K. (2018) Film Education in Libraries (FEiL): Report. Project Report. Scottish Library and Information Council.

Osborne, M. , Houston, M. and Borkowska, K. (2017) Strengthening the Regional Engagement Role of Universities in Africa and Asia (SRERUAA). Project Report. CR&DALL.

Conference or Workshop Item

Head, G., Jaap, A. and Borkowska, K. (2018) Film Education in Libraries. SERA Conference 2018, Glasgow, UK, 21-23 November 2018.

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Grants

2019 - 2021

Principal Investigator on the project entitled ‘The Equality Project: Starting From Home’, funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund, University of Glasgow (£70,000).

2019

Co-investigator on the project entitled ‘Workers by Self-Design: Digital Literacies and Women’s Changing Roles in Unstable Environments’, funded by the Scottish Funding Council, Global Challenges Research Fund (£27,260).

2017 – 2019

Co-investigator on the project entitled ‘Strengthening Urban Engagement of Universities in Africa and Asia’, funded by the British Academy, Cities & Infrastructure Programme (£298,500).

2017

Co-investigator on the project entitled ‘Strengthening the Regional Engagement Role of Universities in Africa and Asia’, funded by the Scottish Funding Council, Global Challenges Research Fund (£29,500).

2016 – 2017

Co-investigator on the project entitled ‘Film Education in Scottish Libraries’, funded by the Scottish Library and Information Council (£9,000).

 

Supervision

I welcome inquiries and applications from potential PhD students who share any of my research interests, especially related to:

  • gender issues in education
  • constructions of gendered identities
  • research on masculinities
  • research incorporating the use of social networking websites
  • social inequalities and social justice (in particular in relation to children and young people)

Teaching

My pedagogical philosophy is based on a belief that teaching has to be student-centred and relate to students’ personal experiences. My aim is to help students to become independent and critical thinkers. I believe that encouraging people to reflect critically on theory, research, policy and practice can generate a positive social change and lead to achieving greater social equality. I have experience as a course leader for a number of postgraduate and undergraduate courses.

 Postgraduate courses

  • Identities, Relationships and Behaviours  
  • Perspectives on Youth and Young Adulthood
  • Advanced Research Methods

Undergraduate courses

  • Curriculum and Assessment 
  • Education in Its Wider Context