Here are my journal publications in English, French and Polish. Scroll down for Polish articles...

Articles in Public Seminar (2019 - New School) "Forming a New Polish Political Consciousness

2019 - “Impossible Agape: a Fieldwork in the World of Refugees and the Limits to the Researcher’s Role” in Sociologia, [2019 Fall]

2017. in co-authorship with Mariusz Finkielsztein and Agata Czarnacka; “Being Polish scientists and women - between glorious past anddifficult present: The ‘reverse dynamic of equality construction’:  in European Educational Research Journal, SAGE,

2017 - “Double absence: Sayad–Bourdieu – case study współpracy
naukowej” , „Studia Litteraria et Historica”, ISSN: 2299-7571;5&qt=CHILDREN-STATELESS

2016.  “Quand Agape est en train de mourir… Le cas d’étude extrêmed’une société ‘post-communiste’” in Realis - Revista de Edtudos AntiUtilitaristas e PosColoniais - on-line open access:…-le-cas-d-etude

2015 - 2015:  “Between Double Absence and Transnational Professional - the unrevealed side of scientific mobility” in Revista Comunicação e Sociedade; Minho University, Portugal, open access:


Wagner, I. (2015). Between double absence and transnational professional–the unrevealed side of scientific mobility. Comunicação e Sociedade, 28, 401-420.

2010.Socialization of young virtuosos in the milieu of soloists involves creating and entertaining particular ties. Those ties, which mix the private and professional lives of teacher, student, and parents, offer an interesting avenue for studying socialization. I examine one relationship crucial to the virtuoso's career: the close-knit relationship between teacher and student, and the effect each one has on the career of the other. I define this process as “career coupling,” where those involved build their careers together. I base this analysis on ethnographic research of the careers of elite musicians.

 “ Teaching the Art of Playing with Career-Coupling Relationships in the virtuoso World”, Studies in Symbolic Interaction, eds. Norman Denzin, (pp. 147-171)

 “Coupling career fairy tail ‘Fascinating Sociology Class’. How to teach sociology - the sociology of sociology?” in Qualitative Sociology Review, on-line peer reviewed review; December, 2009 – reviewed 10th March, 2010.

Wagner, Izabela. "Teaching the art of playing with career-coupling relationships in the virtuoso world." In Studies in Symbolic Interaction, pp. 147-171. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2010.

„Transnational Path of Creative Careers in the Virtuoso World: Producing Excellence in Western (France) and Eastern (Poland) Europe“ in Creativity from a Global Perspective, Creative Encounters, Copenhagen Business School & FuDan University in Shanghai; 2010, online:

“How to manage scientists? Lab-leader’s job- tricky task” in Socjologiczne, pedagogiczne i psychologiczne problemy organizacji i zarzadzania, red. Banaszak, Doktor; Poznan, wyd. Wyzszej Szkoly Komunikacji i Zarzadzania, 2009: 131-160. Poland

Research Rapport „Careers and Mobility of the Laureates of Foundation for Polish

Science“; FNP – short version on-line

%20PROGRAMU%20KOLUMB.pdf; reviewed 10th March, 2010.


 “Coupling career fairy tail ‘Fascinating Sociology Class’. How to teach sociology - the sociology of sociology?” in Qualitative Sociology Review, on-line peer reviewed review; December, 2009 – reviewed 10th March, 2010. ENG/Volume14/QSR_5_3_Wagner.pdf


 „Le Travail Artistique peut-il être un modèle d'occupation au 21e siècle? Remarques sur l'utilité d'une recherche ethnographique dans le milieu des virtuoses .“



Les associations entre les carriers dans les milieux artistiques et scientifiques. Le cas de violonistes virtuoses et de chercheurs en sciences de la vie. in Sociologie de sciences – sociologie de l’art, Paris, l’Harmattan, Logiques Sociales., decembre 2006 :243-261.


 “Career Coupling. Career Making in the Elite Worlds of Musicians and Scientists”.

Qualitative Sociology Review, Vol. II Issue 3. Retrieved March, 2009 /ENG/archive_eng.php


 “ Usages et apports de l’analyse comparative ethnographique dans sa dimension

internationale” in Ethnographie du travail artistique: éléments de réflexion épistémologique - Les Cahiers du Laboratoire Georges Friedmann n°14. Paris, la Sorbonne /CNRS. France



 « Les liens et les réseaux dans la formation de virtuoses. » Sociétés Contemporaines 56: 133-63. Paris : l’Harmattan.

 « Le double rôle de chercheur dans le cadre de l’observation participante. Comment

étudier son propre milieu? » ; Cahiers de Recherches de Journées Doctorales de l’Université Paris VIII – Sciences Humaines. Paris, France.

Other articles in polish...

2014. “Kariera naukowa w Polsce. Czy obecny model sprzyja wyłanianiu i awansowaniu ‘najlepszych’ naukowców?” (Scientific Careers in Poland. Is the Current Model Conducive to the Selection and Promotion of the ‘Best’ Scientists?”) in Przeglad Socjologiczny, t. LXIII/3, 2014. (pp. 39-64)


2013. The report on the Evaluation of the Polish-Swiss Research Program (PSPR) - internal publication for OPI - Swiss Research Bilateral Founding (47 pages) - co-author Mariusz Finkelsztein. (OPI is Polish institution for research grant management - part of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research).

2012  „Selektywna analiza problemu publikacji humanistów i przestawicieli nauk społecznych w języku angielskim“ w Przegląd Socjologii Jakościowej / Qualitative Sociology Review in Polish, luty 2012; acceded: http:/ PSJ_8_1_Wagner.pdf  (Selective analysis of the obligation of communication in English language - Polish social and humanities researchers)

2012  „Odpowiedź na polemikę, czyli więcej na temat publikacji w języku angielskim w zagranicznych czasopismach przez polskich specjalistów nauk społecznych i humanistycznych“.w Przegląd Socjologii Jakościowej / Qualitative Sociology Review in Polish; lipiec 2012.

(The response for the polemic about the publications in English by Polish social scientists).

2011. „Geniusz czy businessman? Sprzężenie karier drogą sukcesu w nauce.“ in Stan Rzeczy, Wwa, Wydawnictwo UniwersytetuWarszawskiego, Human and Social Sciences Journal in Polish - peer review. (Genius or businessman? Career Coupling as a success strategy in sciences.; pp. 12-76, October, 2011).

2010. „Konstruowanie ‘międzynarodowej’ tożsamości badacza nauk biologicznych.” in Procesy tożsamościowe; red. Anna Kacperczyk & Krzysztof Konecki; Łódź: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego. ISBN: 978-83-7525-414-3

2010. „Transnarodowy Profesjonalista i jego profesjonalna kultura” w Mozaiki Transnarodowości – Teorie – Metody - Zjawiska, red. S. Urbańska i L. Krzyżowski,Wydawnictwo Nomos, Kraków. ISBN. 9788376880365 (pp.155-171).

2010.  „Jak badać procesy mobilności zawodowej? Kluczowa rola etnografii w powstaniu nowej propozycji teoretycznej odnośnie socjologii mobilności.“ In Studia Humanistyczne. Polish Journal with peer review (pp: 41-56).

2009. “We are all Europeans! - ‘Kultura Europejska’, ‘Kultura Polska’ i ‘Kultura Własna‘ w dyskursie studentów programu Erasmus w Warszawie » in « Wizje kultury wlasnej, obcej i wspolnej w sytuacji kontaktu », red. A. Wieczorkiewicz, M. Kostaszuk-Romanowska, Bialystok 2009 : 24-37. Poland.

2009.Research Rapport „Careers and Mobility of the Laureates of Foundation for Polish Science“; FNP – short version on-line

2007. „Kształcenie tożsamości członków międzynarodowych elit. Internacjonalizm zawodowypomiedzy dyskursem a praktyką.” in „W Kręgu Socjologii Interpretatywnej – zastosowanie metod jakościowych. Ponowoczesność i tożsamość.” Red. J. Leoński, U. Kozłowska. Szczecin: Economicus: 116-138. Poland.

2005. “Sprzężenie Karier. Konstrukcja karier w środowiskach artystycznych i intelektualnych.” Przegląd Socjologii Jakościowej, Qualitative Sociology Review in Polish Tom I Numer 1.

2004. Formation of Violinist Virtuosos: Supporting Networks. This paper examines the formation of virtuoso soloists - a complex process which includes a suite of selections. These selections are practiced from the very childhood and depend on various principles. The article analyses a determining role of the network formed with people who occupy different positions in the division of the musical world. In the course of the last stage of the formation of young virtuosos, these networks assure (or not) the access to rare resources, which are the condition for an effective entrance into the virtuoso career. Sociétés contemporaines 2004/4 (no 56) - Article in French

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