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 social anthropologist

Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Jagiellonian University


E-mail: ethnoo (at) gmail.com



Research interests:

♦ migration and mobility (regimes of mobility; migration, social class and gender; relations between mobility and locality in transnational lives)
♦ globalisation (transnationalism and interconnectedness; migration and neoliberalism; critique of capitalism)
♦ identity politics (ethnicity and nationalism; multiculturalism; social cohesion, inclusion and exclusion; marginalization and stigmatisation)
♦ public anthropology

Additional information:

2013–2015: postdoctoral researcher; Society-Environment-Technology Project, Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Jagiellonian University, Kraków.

Participation in selected projects:

Between Transnational Mobility and Locality. Highly Skilled Immigrants in Local Communities of Wałbrzyska Specjalna Strefa Ekonomiczna (Poland)
♦ funding: National Science Centre
♦ project dates: 2014-2017
♦ function: key investigator

Conflict, Tension, Cooperation. A Case Study of Mutual Interaction between Opole Power Station and the Community of Dobrzeń Wielki
♦ funding: National Science Centre
♦ project dates: 2014-2017
♦ function: investigator (migration work package leader)

Socio-Cultural Identification of Foreigners
♦ funding: National Science Centre and Development
♦ project dates: 2013-2016
♦ function: key investigator

Cultural Complexity in the New Norway
♦ funding: The Research Council of Norway / FSS & EEA and Norway Grants
♦ project dates: 2006-2010
♦ function: visiting researcher (2009)

Selected publications:

♦ Nové migrační trendy po roce 1989 a 2004 ve střední a východní Evropě (česká a polská perspektiva), [in:], S. Brouček, T. Grulich (eds.) Nová migrace z České republiky po roce 1989 a návratová politika, Praha: Etnologicky ustav AV ČR, v. v. i., 2014, pp. 179-185. [together: Hana Červinková] (in Czech)

♦ Trust, Reciprocity and Mistrust. The pragmatics of living mobile lives between Poland and Norway, [in:] J. Kulpinska, M. Luzniak-Piecha, D. Praszalowicz (eds.), EuroEmigrants. Polish Emigration in Psychological, Sociological and Cultural perspective, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Polskiej Akademii Umiejetnosci, 2013, pp. 1-19. (in Polish)

♦ ‘In Norway we call them Polakkene’. Identity, mobility and migrants habitus, [in:] M. Buchowski, J. Schmidt (eds.) Immigrants: between isolation and integration, Poznań: Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje, 2012, pp. 121-137. (in Polish)

♦ The Deep Throat of Neoliberalism. The Pitfalls of Engagment and Ilussions of Resistance, [in:] W.J. Burszta, M. Czubaj (eds.), The Tendons of Consuption, Gdańsk: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Katedra, 2013, pp. 259-288. (in Polish)

♦ Identity strategies and practices among immigrants. Some reflections from the fieldwork, [in:] W. Kuligowski (ed.), The Natives of their own world. Towards the anthropology of proximity, Poznań: Wydawnictwo PTL 2011, pp. 185-199. (in Polish)

♦ Beyond Locality. A Discussion with Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Tematy z Szewskiej 1(5), 2011, pp. 11-19. (in Polish)

♦ Norway is like a hospital. Vehicles for (Re)Constructing National Identity among Polish Immigrants in Oslo, Sprawy Narodowościowe. Seria Nowa 36, 2010, pp. 27-39. (in English)

♦ ‘World in Pieces’. Global migration and transnational experiences, Kultura – Historia – Globalizacja 8, 2010, pp.105-113. (in Polish)