Jan Burzyński is Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Management and Computer Science at the University of Bielsko-Biala where he teaches courses in History of Sociology, General Sociology, and Sociology of Risk. Apart from risk studies and theoretical and empirical sociology, his research interests are also related to theories of modernization and problems of social stratification. Tomasz Burzyński received his PhD in 2009 from the University of Silesia, Poland. He works at the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures where he teaches Cultural Studies, Sociology of Culture and Media Studies. His research interests include cultural studies and cultural theory, theories of trust and social capital, and media studies.