Michal Kaczmarczyk studied law and sociology at the University of Gdansk and received his Ph.D. in Sociology in 2004 at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun. Afterwards he was appointed assistant professor at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the University of Gdansk. In 2010 he received a Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarship and taught at the University at Buffalo in 2011-2012. In 2013 he received his habilitation at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and was appointed associate professor at the University of Gdansk. During his academic work, he was awarded several scholarships including research stays at Max-Weber-Kolleg in Erfurt (2008, 2020), Albert Ludvig University Freiburg (2014), Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala (2015-2016), and the University of Copenhagen (2018). Kaczmarczyk’s publications include "An Introduction into a Sociological Theory of Property" (in Polish, 2006) for which he has been awarded a Ludwik Krzywicki Award by the Polish Academy of Sciences, "Civil Disobedience and the Concept of Law" (in Polish, 2010), and "The Aporia of Freedom. A Critique of Social Theory" (in Polish, 2019). He translated into Polish several major theoretical works including Niklas Luhmann’s Social Systems (2007) and Talcott Parsons’ The Social System (2009). For the latter he has been awarded by the Polish Sociological Association.
Wyróżnienia i nagrody:
Nagroda PAN im. Ludwika Krzywickiego za książkę Wstęp do socjologicznej teorii własności (2007)
Nagroda Polskiego Towarzystwa Socjologicznego za tłumaczenie Systemów społecznych Talcotta Parsonsa (2010)
Fellowship w Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study w Uppsali (2015-2016)
Fellowship w Max-Weber-Kolleg w Erfurcie (2008, 2020)
Nagrodza Dziennikarzy na Poznańskich Targach Książki za pracę Aporia wolności. Krytyka teorii społecznej