Agata Zysiak, Member in the School of Social Science, has been awarded the 2017 Kazimierz Moczarski Prize for her book, Punkty za pochodzenie. Powojenna modernizacja i uniwersytet w robotniczym mieście (Affirmative Action. Postwar Modernization and University in the Working Class City) (Nomos, 2016). The prize, which recognizes the best book on post-1918 Polish history, is one of the most prestigious literary awards in Poland. Zysiak is the first female recipient and youngest person to win the prize since its inception in 2009.
Zysiak has also received the Bronisław Geremek Prize 2017, which is awarded for an outstanding first book, for Punkty za pochodzenie. Powojenna modernizacja i uniwersytet w robotniczym mieście.