Izabella Main is the Principal Investigator of this project. She is an assistant professor at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology and a researcher in the Centre for Migration Studies at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. Her interests include migration in Europe, medical anthropology, and anthropology and social history of communist Poland. During the last few years she has been conducting research among Polish female migrants in London, Barcelona and Berlin. Her publications include articles about foreigners in Poznań, Polish migrants in different European cities, and healthcare experiences of migrants. Her publications appeared in International Migration, The Czech Sociological Review, Social Identities, Anthropology and Medicine, Lud and in edited volumes.
The research team includes the following scholars.
Izabela Czerniejewska received her Ph.D. in Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology in 2008 from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland and become a researcher in the Centre for Migration Studies (CeBAM). She is also a coordinator of Migrant Info Point – an assistance program for immigrants living in Poznań. Izabela’s interests She include post-accession migration to Poland and integration of foreigners and returned migrants into the Polish society. Her main focus is education for migrants, migrants’ strategies of integration into the educational systems and multicultural education. Her publications include articles about foreigners and refugees in Poland, as well as return Polish migrants.
Elżbieta M. Goździak is Research Professor at the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and a Senior Adviser at the Centre for Migration Research at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. In the Fall of 2016 she will serve as the George Soros Visiting Professor in Public Policy at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Formerly, she served as Editor of International Migration and held a senior position with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in the US Department of Health and Human Services. She taught at the Howard University in the Social Work with Displaced Populations Program, and managed a program area on admissions and resettlement of refugees in industrialized countries for the Refugee Policy Group. Prior to immigrating to the US, she was an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. She is a prolific writer. Her books include: Trafficked Children and Youth in the United States: Reimagining Survivors (Rutgers 2016); Contested Childhoods: Growing Up in Migrancy. (Springer 2016) Editor, with Marie Louise Seeberg); Migrant Children: At the Crossroads of Vulnerability and Resiliency (Palgrave 2010) with Marisa O. Ensor; Od gości do sąsiadów. Integracja cudzoziemców spoza Unii Europejskiej w Poznaniu w edukacji, na rynku pracy i w opiece zdrowotnej (UAM Press 2010) with Natalia Bloch; New Immigrants, Changing Communities. Best Practices for a Better America. (Lexington Books 2008), with Micah N. Bump); and Beyond the Gateway: Immigrants in a Changing America. (Lexington Books 2005), with Susan F. Martin)
Marek Pawlak is a social anthropologist working at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow (Poland). As a researcher, he also closely collaborates with the Centre for Migration Studies (CeBAM) as well as Jagiellonian Centre for Migration Studies (JCSM). In his research, he focuses on transnational migration, regimes of mobility, crises and migration, identity politics and multisited ethnography. Currently, he is working on a book on “embarrassed identities”, which explores imaginaries, ideologies and power relations among Polish migrants across Europe.