Zdzisław Mach is professor of sociology, social anthropology and European Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. Founder of the Institute for European Studies at the Jagiellonian University, and one of the main authors of the European Studies curriculum in Poland. Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy (1993–1999), and the Faculty of International and Political Studies (2016–2019), Jagiellonian University where he also holds a Chair of the Society and Cultural Heritage of Europe at the Institute of European Studies and a UNESCO Chair in Education about the Holocaust.
His research interests cover issues such as nationalism, minorities and ethnicity, the development of European citizenship, migration, cultural construction of identities, collective memory and cultural heritage as well as the development of the idea of Europe. Professor Mach has been leading teams of researchers in the Polish National Science Centre and EU supported projects, including 6th Framework Programme as well as the Horizon 2020.