Andrzej Zaporowski


Personal information:

Main achievements:

M.A. in ethnography, Ph.D. in philosophy, Habilitation in cognition and social communication studies

Head of the Section of History and Methodology of the Studies of Culture, Institute of Cultural Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

Current research:

Theory of culture and cross–cultural communication, methodology of the humanities and social science


Andrzej Zaporowski is an author of two books and a couple of dozens of articles in Polish, and also:

Zaporowski, A. (1999). Is Cross-Cultural Communication Possible? In U.E. Beitter (Ed.). The New Europe at the Crossroads. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, p. 295-305.

Zaporowski, A. (2001). Facing a Stranger. From a Picture to an Action. In E. Rewers, J. Sojka (Eds.). Man within Culture at the Threshold of the 21st Century. Poznan: Wydawnictwo Fundacji Humaniora, p. 35-45.

Zaporowski, A. (2007). Union Sunrise and the Past. In U.E. Beitter (Ed.). Reflections on Europe in Transition. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, p. 177-189.

Zaporowski, A. (2009). Border and Cultural Identity. In E. Ropo, A. Tero (Eds.). International Conversations on Curriculum Studies. Rotterdam-Boston-Taipei: Sense Publishers, p. 327-337.

Zaporowski, A. (2014). Changing Worlds. A Consequence of the Student-Teacher Interaction. In “Kultura I Historia” 26 (

Zaporowski, A. (2015). Thick Description and the Crisis of Representation – An Anthropological Study, trans. by R. Jantarski. In “Studia Semiotyczne – English Supplement”, vol. XXVII, pp. 135-144.


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Subject description:

The aim is to present and analyse a number of classic conceptions of intercultural communication. Basically, the theoretical dimension is of the primary importance. Yet the practical consequences of using these conceptions are an indispensable element of the presentation and analysis in question. Both the logical coherence of a given conception and the mutual relations between and among them are taken into consideration. Finally, the collaborative manner in class is to be practiced, where a number of references is to be studied collectively.

Benefits for students:

The students are offered acquiring knowledge of the theoretical approaches to intercultural communication. This entails developing skills of critical analysis of the object in question. The students may also train social competence of orientation within multicultural world which is entailed by the approaches discussed.