Researcher

This project is conducted by Dr Anna Gawlewicz from the University of Glasgow.

Twitter: @AnnaGawlewicz
University webpage: here

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Anna is an Urban Studies Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Social and Political Sciences. She is an interdisciplinary researcher and holds a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Sheffield, UK and a combined BSc + MSc in International Relations and European Studies from the Cracow University of Economics, Poland.

Anna works around migration and social diversity/difference. She is interested in relations between migrant and ‘host’ populations; the impact of Brexit on migrants’ everyday lives; migrants’ experiences of difference in diverse contexts; transnational circulation of ideas between migrants and their significant others in sending societies; queer migration; and migration from Central and Eastern Europe, in particular Poland, to the UK.

In the past, Anna worked on an ESRC-funded project Intimate Migrations led by Dr Francesca Stella and Dr Moya Flynn. This project looked at the experiences of LGBT migrants from Central and Eastern Europe in Scotland. Between 2010 and 2014, Anna worked on her PhD project as part of an ERC-funded research programme LiveDifference led by Prof. Gill Valentine. In her PhD, Anna explored how migration from Poland to the UK impacts on people’s values and attitudes towards difference in terms of ethnicity, religion, class, sexuality, gender, age and disability. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Anna worked at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark and looked at educational migration between Poland and Ukraine. She was also involved in a study of the media discourse of the European Union in Poland.

Anna’s writing includes (full publication list here):