Michał Kaczmarczyk – studied law and sociology at the University of Gdańsk and received his PhD in Sociology in 2004 at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Afterwards he was appointed assistant professor at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the University of Gdańsk. 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 Gdańsk. 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 Wstęp do socjologicznej teorii własności [Introduction to a sociological theory of property]; (in Polish, 2006) for which he has received the Ludwik Krzywicki Award by the Polish Academy of Sciences, Nieposłuszeństwo obywatelskie a pojęcie prawa [Civil disobedience and the concept of law] (in Polish, 2010), and Aporia wolności. Krytyka teorii społecznej [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’s The Social System (2009). For the latter he has received an award from the Polish Sociological Association.