Professor of Polish Studies and Social and Political Science, School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES).
My research interests are migration, in general; social change in Poland; and Polish migration. My current project, Poland as a country of ‘immigration’ and ’emigration’, examines the effects of the recent growth in migration to Poland by comparing three cities. The first, open access article from this project is ‘New receiving countries and the European “mobility laboratory”‘ in Studia Migracyjne-Przeglad Polonijny 4(178), 2020. I have recently completed projects on return migration to Poland, the links between long-term unemployment and migration in Poland, the impact of migration on Poland as a sending country, and the impact of Poland’s EU accession on people of Polish origin living in the UK. My most recent books, both open access, are The Impact of Migration on Poland: EU Mobility and Social Change (co-authored with I. Grabowska, P. Kaczmarczyk and K. Slany, UCL Press, 2018) and Invisible Poles: a Book of Interview Abstracts (co-authored with Kinga Goodwin, UCL Discovery, 2019). I am happy to supervise research students working on any aspect of Polish society, politics and recent history; migration to and from Central and Eastern Europe (including topics focusing on the UK); and broader sociological/anthropological topics within Central and Eastern Europe.