13.04.2015

Agata Lisiak at UCL conference on Polish migrants


Faculty member Dr. Agata Lisiak presented the paper "Observing everyday diver/cities: comparing Polish migrants’ perceptions of urban life in the UK and Germany" at the conference "Polish Migrants’ Experience of Life in the UK since 2004" which took place on April 17 and 18, 2015 at University College London. 

Co-written with Lukasz Krzyzowski and Magdalena Nowicka, the paper draws on ongoing qualitative studies on Polish migrants in London, Birmingham, Berlin, and Munich to inquire how migrants' personal characteristics and their social embeddedness intersect with local urban specificities. 

The conference "Polish Migrants’ Experience of Life in the UK since 2004" aimed to take stock of the current state of knowledge about Polish migration to the UK, by focusing on questions such as: how does living in the UK affect migrants’ perceptions of Poland, Poles and Polishness? What is specific about Polish migrants' experiences in different locations? How does recent Polish migration research contribute to migration theory and research methodology?

Read more about the conference and the program here