CV

Kinga Polynczuk-Alenius

17 May 2020

           Education and degrees awarded            

  • Doctor of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki (Finland), Media and Communication, 22 May 2018. Grade: Pass with distinction

  • Master of Social Science, University of Helsinki (Finland), Media and Communication, 24 April 2013. Grade: Eximia cum laude approbator

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Warsaw (Poland), Journalism and Social Communication, 11 July 2011. Grade: 5

           Key posts and positions                                    

  • Postdoctoral researcher (Core Fellow), Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, 15 August 2019 – 15 August 2021

  • Doctoral researcher, University of Helsinki, 1 January 2014 – 22 May 2018

           Personal research funding and grants 

  • LEaDing Fellows Programme (Marie Curie co-fund programme), Erasmus University Rotterdam, Postdoctoral Fellowship (c. 100,000 EUR), awarded on 31 July 2019 (declined)

  • Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Core Fellowship (c. 90,000 EUR), awarded on 28 February 2019

  • Kone Foundation, Postdoctoral research grant (76,000 EUR), awarded on 30 November 2018

  • Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation, Postdoctoral research grant (15,500 EUR), 1 January 2019 – 30 June 2019

  • Otto A. Malm Foundation, Postdoctoral research grant (1,500 EUR), awarded on 26 June 2018

  • Finnish Cultural Foundation, Postdoctoral research grant (14,000 EUR), 1 May 2018 – 31 October 2018

  • Finnish Cultural Foundation, Three-year grant for doctoral research (72,000 EUR), 1 April 2015 – 31 March 2018

  • Otto A. Malm Foundation, Doctoral research grant (7,000 EUR), July - December 2014

           Awards, prizes and honours               

  • Master Thesis award for the best thesis in Media and Communication in 2013, University of Helsinki (400 EUR)

  • International Student Grant 2011, University of Helsinki (1,000 EUR)

  • Scholarship for academic achievement 2009, University of Warsaw

           Other academic merits                         

  • Guest editor of a special issue of Media and Communication 6(2) (with Jessica Gustafsson)

  • Peer reviewer for Journalism: Theory, Practice, Criticism

  • Co-chair of the Media, Globalization and Social Change division at the NordMedia conference since 2015 (participated in preparing and carrying out the scientific programme at 2017 conference in Tampere and 2019 conference in Malmö)

  • Abstract reviewer for the ICA (2018) and IAMCR (2019) conferences