Dr Agnieszka Uflewska
- Graduate Teaching Assistant (School of Education)
telephone: 0141 3303015
The University of Glasgow PhD and a graduate of the University of Warsaw, Warsaw School of Economics and the Jagiellonian University (Poland), I am passionate about international relations, with a particular interest in migration, culture of belonging and education. Travelled extensively (USA, Europe) before making Scotland my permanent home.
My doctoral research centred upon the concept of cultural belonging(s) in the progressively mobile world. Particularly, I was interested in the construction of cultural identity(-ies) and difference(-s), their contemporary production mechanisms, as well as their reconstruction processes induced by multicultural triggers. Set in Glasgow, Scotland, the study was informed by 46 in-depth interviews with millennial Poles. The work, completed in 2018, is now available here.
My current research interests include:
- international relations, culture and migration;
- negotiations of belonging identity in the context of migration;
- a role of education in constructing cultural identity and difference.
I support Masters students and PhD researchers during various stages of their research. I also organise seminars and talks on a dissertation's structure, data gathering process, data analysis and PhD viva exam preparations (Mock viva).
- Education Policy Making in Action with Prof Clive Dimmock (Jan 2019-present);
- Psychology of Adult Learning with Dr Catherine Lido (2017-present);
- International Issues in Adult Education with Dr Srabani Maitra (2018-present; with Prof Mike Osborne 2016-2018);
- Multilingual Learning for a Globalised World (FutureLearn, Massive Open Online Course) with Prof Alison Phipps (2016-2017).
- Literature review of Moon narratives in Polish culture for Dr Sally Zacharias' Creative Multilingualism AHRC (Open World Research Initiative)'The Moon in narrative, metaphor and reason: A multilinguistic perspective' (Autumn 2018);
- MSc Programme Developer for MSc Museum Education Online and MSc in Museum Education with Maggie Jago (Summer 2018);
- Research Assistant for 'Developing a model research embeddedness in schools' with Kathleen Kerrigan and Prof Margery McMahon (Summer 2018);
- GRAMNet (Social Media) Intern: co-editing the GRAMNet blog, as well as other social media projects (2017);
- KETSO Intern: providing research support by running Ketso seminars & workshops (2016-2017; as of 2018 I have been providing a pro bono training to all interested in the method);
- Project Assistant for the Sustainable Futures Africa (2016-2017), including admin (organisation) of two international research conferences, namely:
- 27-29 March 2017: Building Sustainable Futures in Africa: Using Capacity-Strengthening Activities to Design and Pilot Methods for Cross-Disciplinary Research, School of Education, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana
- 15-16 Dec 2016: Building Connections with Southern Africa, School of Education and School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow.
- Research Assistant and co-author of the ‘Evaluation Report of the Leonardo Project BAGru - Job relevant basic skills concepts and tools for groups facing particular challenges at the labour market’, European Commission, Life Long Learning Programme, Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation, DE/09/LLP-LdV/TOI/147253 (2011).
Głodni Wiedzy (Knowledge Hungry): interview by M Grzymkowska, Tydzień Polski, 4 Aug 2016; about MOOCs, multilingual education & life-long learning.
O výsledku skotského referenda mohou rozhodnout i tamní Poláci: interview by Jiří Hošek, Czech Radio, 17 Sept 2014; about Poles & the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum.