Dr hab. Paweł Rudnicki, prof. DSW, a research-and-teaching employee of the University of Lower Silesia in Wrocław, received, together with dr Marzanna Pogorzelska, the Irena Lepalczyk scientific award in a competition organized by the Łódź Scientific Society, for research in the field of social pedagogy published under the title:

"Przecież jesteśmy! Homofobiczna przemoc w polskich szkołach – narracje gejów i lesbijek"

(Oficyna Wydawnicza “Impuls”, Opole–Wrocław 2020).

The monograph is an interdisciplinary analysis of homophobic violence and multidimensional resistance of students and their emancipation. In the work, the authors show the functioning of the LGBT community in a socio-cultural context, focusing on the existing issues of homophobia, heterosexism and heteronormativity.

“Focus on the student perspective, interdisciplinarity, showing the complex mechanisms that create the homophobic atmosphere of the school, but also the proposed intervention activities are the features of the publication that make it go beyond the description and interpretation of the situation, making it a call for social change”, we can read in the abstract.

Works published no later than 2 years before the year in which the award is granted may be submitted to the competition organized by the Board of the Łódź Scientific Society. The works are submitted by members of the Award Committee and its laureates, organizational units of universities and research institutions, as well as collective bodies of scientific associations.


More about the competition on the website of the Łódź Scientific Society.

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