Research Staff

Malwina Bakalarska 2Researcher in the Center for Studies on Non-European Countries PAS since 2007

duty: Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 pm; remote work
Department of Modern Cultures of Asia and Africa



Specialization and research interests:

Intercultural communication; cultural determinants of time and work organization in non-European cultures; multicultural management; the influence of culture on business activity; the anthropology of an African city (including the largest metropolis of Sub-Saharan Africa – Nigerian Lagos); the processes of cultural changes in West Africa and South-East/East Asia; cultural adaptation of Africans in Asia; Nigeria; China


Academic activity:

Researcher at the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Her doctoral dissertation "Hidden structures of time. Culture, Work and Time in Sub-Saharan Africa” was written on the basis of field research conducted among Nigerian NGOs, in Lagos (where she lived for six months). She has completed research visits to Sweden, Finland, England, Scotland, Malaysia, China and Nigeria. In 2013-2016, she was the head of a pioneering research project in which she was the first Polish researcher to deal with the contemporary processes of cultural adaptation of Africans in Asian countries. She is a member of the Polish African Society; International Society for Study on Time (USA), The International Association for Time Use Research (UK) and SIETAR Polska (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research). She has 10 years of teaching experience, she has lectured, among others at the University of Warsaw, Jagiellonian University, UKSW.




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