RESEARCH OUTPUT


Invited speeches

2017

  • "A vote against me": Poles in post-Brexit vote Britain. Presentation at the Centre for British Studies Humboldt University Berlin, 2 May 2017
  • “On an island” - Perceptions of Britain’s Poles of immigration and the Brexit vote. Presentation at the Limerick University, Ireland, 6 April 2017
  • Zeiträume der Migration. Ein Plädoyer für die Analyse von Ungleichzeitigkeiten in Europa. Vierter Kongress Polenforschung. Grenzen im Fluss, Frankfurt (Oder)/Słubice, 25 May 2017
  • Mobility paradigm for understanding global challenge of ageing and care regime. Presentation at the Workshop ‘Ageing and Migration in the Asia-Pacific and Europe’, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore, 9 January 2017

2016

  • Rassismus der Migrant*innen: Zwischen Wandel und Kontinuität der Grenzziehungen in offenen Gesellschaften. Presentation at the session: „Migration: Öffnung, Integration, Abschottung“, 38. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, Bamberg, 29 September 2016
  • Fluide ‘eth/class’ – ethnische Felder und wechselnde Klassenpositionen der polnischen Migrant*innen in Deutschland und England. Presentation at the session: „Ethclasses revisited: Klasse/Soziale Ungleichheit, Migration und Rassismen“, 38. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, Bamberg, 29 September 2016
  • Habitus, Migration and Transnationalism. Keynote at the conference: “Changing Power Relations and the Drag Effects of Habitus: Theoretical and Empirical Approaches in the Twenty-First Century”, WWU Münster, 10. September 2016
  • Middle class under pressure: transnational lens on intergenerational reproduction of value. Royal Geographical Society and IBG Annual International Conference, London, 31 August 2016
  • Conviviality, difference and inequality. Presentation at the "New Urban Multicultures: Conviviality and Racism" conference at Goldsmiths, University of London, 17 May 2016 (together with Tilmann Heil, University of Konstanz).
  • Trans-local racisms. How Poles in England negotiate racism between urban multiculture and national homogeneity. Presentation at the "New Urban Multicultures: Conviviality and Racism" conference at Goldsmiths, University of London, 17 May 2016.
  • Jenseits des Transnationalismus - ein Blick nach vorne. Talk at the "Soziologisches Kolloquium", University of Duisburg-Essen, 27 April 2016.
  • Unravelling urban rhythms in the migrant experience: Polish migrants in Munich and Berlin. Presentation at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, 14 April 2016 (with Agata Lisiak).
  • Conviviality as an analytical tool to study human togetherness. Speech at the Thomas Coram Research Unit (TCRU), University College of London, 22 March 2016.
  • Migrant spaces, shared values and negotiating meanings. Presentation at the 3rd SCMR-JEMS conference "Migration and diversity: a dialogue across disciplines", Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex, 16 March 2016.
  • Mittelklasse unter Druck: Dynamiken der Klassenunterschiede im transnationalen sozialen Raum. Speech at the "Internationale Tagung zum Begriff der 'Arbeit'", Literaturforum im Brecht-Haus, 21 January 2016.
  • "This might sound racist but..." Racism in transnational space. Presentation at Humboldt University's Ringvorlesung Soziologie, 13 January 2016.

2015

  • Middle class under pressure: Dynamics of class distinction in the emerging transnational social space. Speech at the international conference "Empirical investigations of social space II", University of Bonn, 14 October 2015.
  • On the analytical and normative dimensions of conviviality and cosmopolitanism. Keynote speech at the symposium "Kosmopolitisierung, Anerkennung, Solidarisierung? Potentiale transkultureller Öffentlichkeiten in Medienkulturen", Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, 25 June 2015 (with Tilmann Heil).

2014

  • Nie tylko pieniądze. Transfery społeczne w transnarodowych sieciach polskich migrantów. AGH University Kraków, 4 December 2014 (with Łukasz Krzyżowski).
  • Migration, transnationalism and racism. Lecture at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex, Brighton, 29 October 2014.
  • Comparing convivialities – dreams and realities of living-with-difference. 10th Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, University of Tampere, 1-4 July 2014.
  • Capital, Habitus, Field. Bourdieu and social inequality through a transnational lens. Workshop "Defining neighbourhoods to measure contextual effects on inequalities", Center for Interdisciplinary Research ZiF, University of Bielefeld, 2-4 June 2014.
  • Cosmopolitan transcendings. Keynote at the international conference "Cosmopolitan cinema. Arts and politics in the second modernity", University of Bayreuth, 3-5 April 2014.

2013

  • Kosmopolitismus und geographische Mobilität - ein kritischer Blick auf die sozialwissenschaftliche Praxis. Konferenz "Kosmopolitismus: zum heuristischen Mehrwert eines wissenschaftlichen Modekonzepts", Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte, Mainz, 12.-13. September 2013.

2012

  • Life-Trajectories of Poles in the UK: Deskilling in a Transnational Perspective. 13th international conference of the Bavarian American Academy “Cultures of Mobility”, 5-7 July 2012.

2011

  • (Un)fassbare Körper. Frauen erzählen von der Schwangerschaft, Vortrag auf der interdisziplinären Tagung "Körperbilder in Kunst und Wissenschaft" der Jungen Akademie, Pontresina, Schweiz, 7.-11. September 2011 (mit Eva Tolasch-Marzan).

2009

  • Begegnungen mit soziokultureller Vielfalt und Transformation der Migrationskulturen – eine Forschungsagenda, Interdisciplinary Workshop Migration, University of Vienna, 29 October 2009.

2008

  • Bestimmungsmomente der Migration in kosmopolitischer Perspektivierung, Internationale Tagung: From ‚Normal Entrepeneurship’ to ‚Entrepreneurial Diversity’?, Berlin, März 2008.
  • Kosmopolitismus und Transnationalismus – neue Begriffe in der Migrationsforschung und ihre analytische Stärken und Schwächen. Offener Vortrag auf Einladung des DFG-Graduiertenkollegs "Transnationale Soziale Unterstützung", Universität Hildesheim, 12. November 2008.
  • Internationale Migration aus der Sicht soziologischer Theorien, Vortrag auf der Tagung der Akademie für Politische Bildung und der Akademie für Lehrerfortbildung und Personalführung, Tutzing, 24. September 2008.

2007

  • Transnational professionals and the nature of their presence in a city,  The ULB-EESC Conference on Cultural Policies in Administrative Cities, Brussels, December 2007.

Contributions to conferences

2014

  • The power of talking. Mechanisms of social remitting. TRANSFORmIG international conference "Social remittances in social theory and practice", Humboldt University of Berlin, 12-13 September 2014.
  • The meanings of super diversity: transformations of habitus in urban super-diverse settings. Conference "Superdiversity: theory, method and practice in an era of change", University of Birmingham, 23-25 June 2014.

2013

  • Between methodological nationalism and social constructionism. 4th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies, University of Groningen, 1-3 July 2013 (with Anna Cieslik).

2012

  • Conditions of making cultural capital transnational. Evidence from the case of Polish immigration to the UK. Tagung "Soziale Ungleichheit und transnationales Kapital" der Sektion „Soziale Ungleichheit und Sozialstrukturanalyse“ der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie und des DFG-Projekts „Transnationales Bildungskapital und soziale Ungleichheit“, Freie Universität, WZB Berlin, 9-10 November 2012.
  • Diversity in the eyes of migrants and their friends and families back home. Conference "Living with Difference", Leeds, 12-13 September 2012.
  • Cultural capital and its validation in the migration process: evidence from recent skilled and highly-skilled Polish immigration to Great Britain. Conference Highly skilled migration in the 21st century, Middlesex University, London, 24-25 May 2012.
  • Polish migrants’ perceptions of living in diversity in the UK: Possibilities and conditions for altering of an intercultural habitus. Conference Living together in diversity, Central European University, Budapest, 21-22 May 2012.
  • Deskilling in migration in transnational perspective. The case of recent Polish migration to the UK. Vortrag auf der internationalen Konferenz Changing Patterns of Migration – Changing Patterns of Social Inequalities? Borders and Boundaries in the Enlarged Europe, Universität Bielefeld, 12-13 April 2012.

2010

  • Moving people, mobile culture. Relational reading of ‘glocalization’ and ‘culture of migration’. International Sociological Association Congress, Goteborg, Sweden, 16 July 2010.

2009

  • Studying (trans)cultural diversity in Europe - the case of the recent migration from Poland to the UK, Annual Conference of the British Sociological Association, Cardiff, GB, 16-17 April 2009

2008

  • Cosmopolitanism as a Mode of Self-Transformation, International Institute of Sociology World Congress, Budapest, June 2008 (with Maria Rovisco).
  • Looking at the Practice of UN Professionals: Between World-openness and Regulated Exposure to Cultural Difference, International Institute of Sociology World Congress, Budapest, Juni 2008 (mit Ramin Kaweh).

2005

  • A Question of Quality. ITCs and Their Role in Global Social Networks, Konferenz des Graduiertenkollegs „World Concepts and Global Patterns” und des Instituts für Weltgesellschaft ‚The Making of ‘World Society: Transnational Practices and Global Patterns’, Bielefeld, November 2005.
  • Between Mobility and Local Binding - Highly Mobile Experts and Their Visions of the Local, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin Summer Academy ‘Experts and Mediators of Knowledge in the 20th Century’, Berlin, September 2005.

2004

  • Feste Beziehung oder one-nightstand? Hochmobile und ihre Bindung zu Orten, 32. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, Sitzung der Ad-hoc-Gruppe ‚Biographien, Karrieren und Identitäten transnationaler Migranten’, München, Oktober 2004.
  • Eine für Immer? Eine Netzwerk Identität, 32. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, Sitzung der Sektion Migration und ethnische Minderheiten ‚Identitäten und Staatsbürgerschaft’, München, Oktober 2004.
  • Mobile Locations. Construction of Home and Sense of Belonging in the Group of Highly Mobile Employees of an International Organization, Conference of the Association of Social Anthropologist of the Common Wealth ‘Locating the Field: Metaphors of Space, Place and Context in Anthropology’, Durham, UK, März 2004.
  • This could be anywhere. On mobility and spatial relations, Conference of the Center for Mobility Research ‚Alternative Mobility Futures’, Lancaster, UK, Januar 2004.

Conferences organised

2014

  • TRANSFORmIG international conference "Social remittances in social theory and practice", Humboldt University of Berlin, 12-13 September 2014.

2013

  • Social inequality and socio-cultural differentiation in the global age: re-reading Bourdieu. Panel to the 41st IIS World Congress, Uppsala, 9-10 June (with Anna Amelina, Frankfurt a. M.).
  • Researching Migrants as Migrant Researcher Panel to the 4th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies, 1-3 July, University of Groningen, (with Anna Cieslik, New York).

2011    

  • International Conference Comparing Conviviality. Dreams and Realities of Living-with-Difference, MPI for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, 16-17 June (with Steven Vertovec, MPI MMG Göttingen).

2010    

  • International Conference Researching Migration in Europe – empirical research, theoretical and methodological challenges, European Sociological Association (ESA) Research Network on Migration (in constitution). 19-22 September, Wien, Austria (with Dr. Elisabeth Scheibelhofer, Institut für Soziologie, Universität Wien).

2009

  • Workshop Cosmopolitanism: Promises, Challenges and Contingencies of the Idea. Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, 11 December, Göttingen (with Prof. Ewa Morawska, University of Sussex).

2006

  • International Conference Polish-German Labor Migration after May 2004 and its Challenges for the Regions. With support of: Referat für Arbeit und Wirtschaft der Landeshauptstadt München, Polnisches Generalkonsulat in München, Universität Bamberg, LMU- Elitenstudiengang Osteuropa, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

Interviews

  • Polska migracja w Niemczech. Radio interview (listen to the podcast) about the recent report on migration issued by the German Government and the heterogeneity of Polish migration to Germany. Funkhaus Europa, 29 January 2015.
  • Radio journalist Adam Gusowski asked Magdalena Nowicka about TRANSFORmIG's aims, research tools and the anticipated results of the project. Funkhaus Europa, 9 January 2014.