Talk in Aberdeen

Talk alert! I have been invited to give a talk about the Living Together project as part of the symposium ‘Researching migrant and ethnic minority communities in Scotland’ at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen on 18 March 2020. In my talk, I will focus on the narratives of distinctiveness in Scotland in the context of Brexit. In doing so, I will draw upon interviews and a focus group with Polish migrants and the long-settled population in the East End of Glasgow.

Second journal article accepted :-)

Great news! A second article based on the Living Together project has been accepted for publication in Ethnicities – an academic journal with a strong international reputation in the field of sociology and politics. It is an outcome of my exciting collaboration with a brilliant colleague from Finland: Dr Tiina Sotkasiira. The article explores experiences of belonging in Britain among EU migrants in the context of Brexit.

Sotkasiira TGawlewicz A (forthcoming 2020) The politics of embedding and the right to remain in post-Brexit Britain. Ethnicities

Educational resources

The Living Together educational resources are now available for download and non-commercial use. Target audience: secondary school students, undergraduate students, voluntary and third sector organisations, community groups,  international audiences, etc.
The resources are inspired by my recent Peace Boat lectures and include 4 sets of slides:

  1. Free movement in the European Union: East-West migration
  2. Brexit (focus: UK society, EU citizens in the UK & British citizens in the EU)
  3. Distinctiveness of Scotland in the context of Brexit
  4. ‘Migrants matter to cities’: Polish migrants in the East End of Glasgow

Please, get in touch if you wish to get a PowerPoint version of the slides with a suggested narrative (30-40 mins speaking time). Enjoy and share!

In the news :-)

The Living Together project is getting more coverage! I am absolutely delighted to make an appearance in the Evening Times, a local newspaper published in Glasgow. The article – by the brilliant Carla Jenkins – focuses on my Peace Boat adventure 17-29 October. I am joining the 102nd global voyage between Canada and Scotland as a guest educator, and will deliver a series of lectures and a workshop drawing upon the Living Together findings. Very much looking forward to this! Read the article HERE.

Jenkins C (2019) Glasgow University academic to set sail on Peace Boat tour. Evening Times.

Peace Boat

The Living Together project has caught the attention of Peace Boat: a Nobel Peace Prize nominated organisation committed to raising awareness of human rights, peace and sustainable development! I am thrilled to say that Peace Boat has invited me to deliver a series of lectures on topics closely related to the project as part of their 102nd global voyage. I will be joining a segment of the voyage between Montreal, Canada and Greenock, Scotland 17-29 October to discuss Brexit and migration to the UK/Scotland with over 1,000 international passengers on the ship. I am honoured, very excited and cannot wait to board the ship!

List of lectures:

  1. Free movement in the European Union: East-West migration
  2. Brexit (focus: UK society, EU citizens in the UK & British citizens in the EU)
  3. Distinctiveness of Scotland in the context of Brexit
  4. ‘Migrants matter to cities’: Polish migrants in the East End of Glasgow

I will also deliver a small workshop How EU migrants in the UK feel about Brexit?  to explore stories of EU citizens in the UK/Scotland and the impacts of Brexit on their lives and futures.

First journal article accepted :-)

I have fantastic news to share! An article based on the Living Together project has been accepted for publication in Population, Space and Place – one of the leading academic journals in the field of human geography. It is an outcome of my exciting collaboration with a brilliant colleague from Finland: Dr Tiina Sotkasiira. The article focuses on how Brexit affects Polish and Finnish migrants in Scotland and explores the role of time in negotiating uncertainty.

Gawlewicz A & Sotkasiira T (2020) Revisiting geographies of temporalities: The significance of time in migrant responses to Brexit. Population, Space and Place. 

First project output now out!

The first Living Together output – a guest article on the LSE Brexit Blog – is now out! The article focuses on the long-settled residents of the East End of Glasgow and what they say about migration and Brexit. It discusses the accounts of both Remainers and Leavers and explores how migration features in their understandings of Brexit. Massive thanks to LSE Brexit Blog for publishing this piece! You can read it HERE.

Gawlewicz A (2019) What people say about migration and Brexit: Stories from Glasgow’s East End. LSE Brexit Blog.