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Franciszek Czech

Franciszek Czech, Ph.D., is a sociologist and political scientist at the Department of Intercultural Studies, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland. In his research on conspiracy theory, he focuses on its political dimensions as part of political culture, populism, critical citizens’ attitude, and citizen journalism phenomenon as well as media discourses. He authored two books: Nightmare Scenarios: Sociological Study of Construction of Anxiety in the Globalization Discourse (2010, in Polish) and Conspiracy Narrations and Metanarrations (2015, in Polish). He also edited an anthology of Polish translations of selected academic books and articles on conspiracy theory titled Structure of Conspiracy Theory (2014, in Polish). Beyond conspiracy theories, his research interests include global studies and research on political culture in South-East Asia, particularly in the Philippines.

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