Dr Anna Gawlewicz

  • Research Associate (Urban Studies)

Biography

I am a Research Associate at the School of Social and Political Sciences and work around wellbeing, migration and social diversity/difference. I am an interdisciplinary scholar and hold 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.

Between 2017 and 2019, I worked on the Living Together project funded by the Urban Studies Foundation. The project focussed on social relations between Polish migrants and the long-settled population in the East End of Glasgow in the context of Brexit. In a wider perspective, I looked at rapidly changing urban areas and how institutional and political 'hostile environments' affect migrant-'host' encounters in these areas.  

Between 2015 and 2017, I worked on an ESRC-funded project Intimate Migrations led by Dr Francesca Stella and Dr Moya Flynn. In this project, we looked at the experiences of LGBT migrants from Central and Eastern Europe in Scotland. In particular, we investigated the role of sexuality in decisions to migrate, LGBT migrants’ sense of belonging in home and host societies, and their social networks.

Before joining the University of Glasgow, I worked on my PhD project at the University of Leeds and the University of Sheffield respectively. In my PhD thesis, I 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. As part of this, I also investigated how ideas about difference circulate between Poland and the UK. This study was part of an ERC-funded research programme LiveDifference led by Prof. Gill Valentine.

Prior to pursuing my PhD, I worked at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and investigated student migration within the historically and politically sensitive Polish-Ukrainian border region. I was also involved in researching media discourses of the European Union in Poland.


Research interests

My research interests include:

1) International migration

  • Migration and the city: migrant city-making
  • Migrant-‘host’ encounters/relations 
  • Brexit and hostile environments
  • Social diversity: attitudes to/encounters with difference
  • Transnational circulation of ideas: social remittances
  • Migration and language: migrant language of difference
  • Migration and sexuality: queer migration
  • Postcolonialism and postsocialism
  • Central and East European/Polish migration to the UK

2) Wellbeing

  • Mental health and employment
  • Migration and mental health 

3) Qualitative methodologies

  • Translation in research methods
  • Position/positionality of migrant researcher
  • Reflexive and intersectional methodologies

Publications

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Jump to: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2009
Number of items: 22.

2020

Sotkasiira, T. and Gawlewicz, A. (2020) The politics of embedding and the right to remain in post-Brexit Britain. Ethnicities, (Accepted for Publication)

Gawlewicz, A. and Sotkasiira, T. (2020) Revisiting geographies of temporalities: the significance of time in migrant responses to Brexit. Population, Space and Place, 26(1), e2275. (doi: 10.1002/psp.2275)

2019

Harris, C., Gawlewicz, A. and Valentine, G. (2019) Attitudes towards immigration: responses to the increased presence of Polish migrants in the UK post 2004. Migration and Development, (doi: 10.1080/21632324.2019.1697489) (Early Online Publication)

Gawlewicz, A. (2019) Translation in qualitative methods. In: Atkinson, P.A., Delamont, S., Williams, R. and Cernat, A. (eds.) SAGE Research Methods Foundations: an Encyclopedia. SAGE Publications. ISBN 9781526421036

Dafydd Jones, R., Gawlewicz, A. , Heley, J. and Neal, S. (2019) La campagna inglese non è un quadro di Constable [The countryside, Britain and Brexit: The rural in national politics and identities]. Limes: Rivista Italiana di Geopolitica, 19(5),

Gawlewicz, A. (2019) What people say about migration and Brexit: stories from Glasgow’s East End. LSE Brexit Blog, 17 May.

2018

Gawlewicz, A. and Narkowicz, K. (2018) Slurs like ‘letter box’ are more problematic than we think: how discriminatory language travels. EUROPP: London School of Economics Blogs, 7 Sep.

Stella, F. , Flynn, M. and Gawlewicz, A. (2018) Unpacking the meanings of ‘a normal life’ among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Eastern European migrants in Scotland. Central and Eastern European Migration Review, 7(1), pp. 55-72. (doi: 10.17467/ceemr.2017.16)

2017

Stella, F. , Flynn, M. and Gawlewicz, A. (2017) Intimate Migrations Final Report - Appendix 2: Recommendations from Second Consultation Event. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

2016

Stella, F. , Gawlewicz, A. and Flynn, M. (2016) Intimate Migrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Migrants in Scotland. Project Report. GRAMNet, Glasgow. (Unpublished)

Gawlewicz, A. (2016) Beyond openness and prejudice: the consequences of migrant encounters with difference. Environment and Planning A, 48(2), pp. 256-272. (doi: 10.1177/0308518X15605836)

Gawlewicz, A. (2016) Language and translation strategies in researching migrant experience of difference from the position of migrant researcher. Qualitative Research, 16(1), pp. 27-42. (doi: 10.1177/1468794114557992)

Vieten, U. M. and Gawlewicz, A. (2016) Visible difference, stigmatising language(s) and the discursive construction of prejudices against others in Leeds and Warsaw. In: Vieten, U. M. and Valentine, G. (eds.) Cartographies of Differences: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Series: New visions of the cosmopolitan (5). Peter Lang: Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, pp. 203-221. ISBN 9783034318594

2015

Gawlewicz, A. (2015) Production and Transnational transfer of the language of difference: the effects of Polish migrants’ encounters with superdiversity. Central and Eastern European Migration Review, 4(2), pp. 25-42.

Gawlewicz, A. (2015) 'We inspire each other, subconsciously': the circulation of attitudes towards difference between Polish migrants in the UK and their significant others in the sending society. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 41(13), pp. 2215-2234. (doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2015.1045463)

Gawlewicz, A. and Narkowicz, K. (2015) Islamophobia on the move: circulation of anti-Muslim prejudice between Poland and the UK. In: Suleiman, Y. (ed.) Muslims in the UK and Europe I. Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge: Cambridge, pp. 90-100.

Gawlewicz, A. (2015) Beyond 'us' and 'them': migrant encounters with difference and redefining the national. Fennia, 193(2), pp. 198-211. (doi: 10.11143/46322)

2013

Gawlewicz, A. (2013) Book Review: New Mobilities in Europe: Polish Migration to Ireland Post-2004. Torben Krings, Elaine Moriarty, James Wickham, Alicja Bobek, Justyna Salomońska. Central and Eastern European Migration Review, 2(2), pp. 99-101. [Book Review]

2012

Gawlewicz, A. and Yndigegn, C. (2012) The (in)visible wall of fortress Europe? Elite migrating youth perceiving the sensitive Polish-Ukrainian border. In: Jagetić Andersen, D., Klatt, M. and Sandberg, M. (eds.) The Border Multiple: The Practicing of Borders Between Public Policy and Everyday Life in a Re-scaling Europe. Ashgate, pp. 179-199. ISBN 9781409437086

2011

Andersen, D., Gawlewicz, A. and Yndigegn, C. (2011) EU edges and border practices: Slovenian-Croatian and Polish-Ukrainian borders as laboratories of borderwork on a post-national level. In: Jańczak, J. (ed.) De-Bordering, Re-Bordering and Symbols on the European Boundaries. Series: Collegium Polonicum, 16. Logos Verlag: Berlin, pp. 83-96. ISBN 9783832530020

Gawlewicz, A. and Yndigegn, C. (2011) Multi-layered identities as a consequence of a regular border experience: trans-nationally migrating elite youth facing "sensitive" Polish-Ukrainian border. In: Kalogeresis, A. (ed.) The Multifaceted Economic and Political Geographies of Internal and External EU Borders: Proceedings of the 2010 European Conference of the Association for Borderlands Studies. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki: Veria, pp. 241-262.

2009

Mikułowski Pomorski, J. and Gawlewicz, A. (2009) Family Europe: the shaping of the EU’s image in the Polish press at the time of Poland’s accession to the EU (2004) and in the fifth year of membership (2008). In: Skotnicka-Illasiewicz, E. (ed.) 5 Years of Poland’s Membership of the EU in the Social Context. The Office of the Committee of European Integration: Warsaw, pp. 200-225. ISBN 9788375670455

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Number of items: 22.

Articles

Sotkasiira, T. and Gawlewicz, A. (2020) The politics of embedding and the right to remain in post-Brexit Britain. Ethnicities, (Accepted for Publication)

Gawlewicz, A. and Sotkasiira, T. (2020) Revisiting geographies of temporalities: the significance of time in migrant responses to Brexit. Population, Space and Place, 26(1), e2275. (doi: 10.1002/psp.2275)

Harris, C., Gawlewicz, A. and Valentine, G. (2019) Attitudes towards immigration: responses to the increased presence of Polish migrants in the UK post 2004. Migration and Development, (doi: 10.1080/21632324.2019.1697489) (Early Online Publication)

Dafydd Jones, R., Gawlewicz, A. , Heley, J. and Neal, S. (2019) La campagna inglese non è un quadro di Constable [The countryside, Britain and Brexit: The rural in national politics and identities]. Limes: Rivista Italiana di Geopolitica, 19(5),

Gawlewicz, A. (2019) What people say about migration and Brexit: stories from Glasgow’s East End. LSE Brexit Blog, 17 May.

Gawlewicz, A. and Narkowicz, K. (2018) Slurs like ‘letter box’ are more problematic than we think: how discriminatory language travels. EUROPP: London School of Economics Blogs, 7 Sep.

Stella, F. , Flynn, M. and Gawlewicz, A. (2018) Unpacking the meanings of ‘a normal life’ among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Eastern European migrants in Scotland. Central and Eastern European Migration Review, 7(1), pp. 55-72. (doi: 10.17467/ceemr.2017.16)

Gawlewicz, A. (2016) Beyond openness and prejudice: the consequences of migrant encounters with difference. Environment and Planning A, 48(2), pp. 256-272. (doi: 10.1177/0308518X15605836)

Gawlewicz, A. (2016) Language and translation strategies in researching migrant experience of difference from the position of migrant researcher. Qualitative Research, 16(1), pp. 27-42. (doi: 10.1177/1468794114557992)

Gawlewicz, A. (2015) Production and Transnational transfer of the language of difference: the effects of Polish migrants’ encounters with superdiversity. Central and Eastern European Migration Review, 4(2), pp. 25-42.

Gawlewicz, A. (2015) 'We inspire each other, subconsciously': the circulation of attitudes towards difference between Polish migrants in the UK and their significant others in the sending society. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 41(13), pp. 2215-2234. (doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2015.1045463)

Gawlewicz, A. (2015) Beyond 'us' and 'them': migrant encounters with difference and redefining the national. Fennia, 193(2), pp. 198-211. (doi: 10.11143/46322)

Book Sections

Gawlewicz, A. (2019) Translation in qualitative methods. In: Atkinson, P.A., Delamont, S., Williams, R. and Cernat, A. (eds.) SAGE Research Methods Foundations: an Encyclopedia. SAGE Publications. ISBN 9781526421036

Vieten, U. M. and Gawlewicz, A. (2016) Visible difference, stigmatising language(s) and the discursive construction of prejudices against others in Leeds and Warsaw. In: Vieten, U. M. and Valentine, G. (eds.) Cartographies of Differences: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Series: New visions of the cosmopolitan (5). Peter Lang: Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, pp. 203-221. ISBN 9783034318594

Gawlewicz, A. and Narkowicz, K. (2015) Islamophobia on the move: circulation of anti-Muslim prejudice between Poland and the UK. In: Suleiman, Y. (ed.) Muslims in the UK and Europe I. Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge: Cambridge, pp. 90-100.

Gawlewicz, A. and Yndigegn, C. (2012) The (in)visible wall of fortress Europe? Elite migrating youth perceiving the sensitive Polish-Ukrainian border. In: Jagetić Andersen, D., Klatt, M. and Sandberg, M. (eds.) The Border Multiple: The Practicing of Borders Between Public Policy and Everyday Life in a Re-scaling Europe. Ashgate, pp. 179-199. ISBN 9781409437086

Andersen, D., Gawlewicz, A. and Yndigegn, C. (2011) EU edges and border practices: Slovenian-Croatian and Polish-Ukrainian borders as laboratories of borderwork on a post-national level. In: Jańczak, J. (ed.) De-Bordering, Re-Bordering and Symbols on the European Boundaries. Series: Collegium Polonicum, 16. Logos Verlag: Berlin, pp. 83-96. ISBN 9783832530020

Gawlewicz, A. and Yndigegn, C. (2011) Multi-layered identities as a consequence of a regular border experience: trans-nationally migrating elite youth facing "sensitive" Polish-Ukrainian border. In: Kalogeresis, A. (ed.) The Multifaceted Economic and Political Geographies of Internal and External EU Borders: Proceedings of the 2010 European Conference of the Association for Borderlands Studies. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki: Veria, pp. 241-262.

Mikułowski Pomorski, J. and Gawlewicz, A. (2009) Family Europe: the shaping of the EU’s image in the Polish press at the time of Poland’s accession to the EU (2004) and in the fifth year of membership (2008). In: Skotnicka-Illasiewicz, E. (ed.) 5 Years of Poland’s Membership of the EU in the Social Context. The Office of the Committee of European Integration: Warsaw, pp. 200-225. ISBN 9788375670455

Book Reviews

Gawlewicz, A. (2013) Book Review: New Mobilities in Europe: Polish Migration to Ireland Post-2004. Torben Krings, Elaine Moriarty, James Wickham, Alicja Bobek, Justyna Salomońska. Central and Eastern European Migration Review, 2(2), pp. 99-101. [Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Stella, F. , Flynn, M. and Gawlewicz, A. (2017) Intimate Migrations Final Report - Appendix 2: Recommendations from Second Consultation Event. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Stella, F. , Gawlewicz, A. and Flynn, M. (2016) Intimate Migrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Migrants in Scotland. Project Report. GRAMNet, Glasgow. (Unpublished)

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Grants

Regional Studies Association Network Grant 'Postdependence Geographies in Central and Eastern Europe (PostCEE)' as Co-Organiser with Dr Kasia Narkowicz (University of Gloucestershire, England) and Dr Konrad Pędziwiatr (Cracow University of Economics, Poland). Duration: Jan 2020 - Jan 2023. Value of award: £10,000. Click for network website


Teaching

Course convenor 

Postgraduate

  • URBAN5084: Global Cities 2017-2018 (with Prof. Nick Bailey and Dr Amparo Tarazona Vento)

 

Contributor

Postgraduate

  • URBAN5093: Understanding Public Policy

Undergraduate

  • PUBPOL1011: Understanding Glasgow in a Globalised World 
  • URBAN4040: Making Public Policy
  • SOCIO4107: Contemporary Migration in Global Perspective
  • SOCIO4108: Migration, Multiculturalism and Belonging

Additional information

Research website

Living Together project website: with details of my research on community relations, migration, Brexit and the East End of Glasgow

 

Research network 

PostCEE network website: with details of the RSA-funded network that I started with Dr Kasia Narkowicz (University of Gloucestershire, England) and Dr Konrad Pędziwiatr (Cracow University of Economics, Poland) in 2020; the network connects researchers working on postcolonial and decolonial perspectives on Central and Eastern Europe

 

Peer reviewing

My personal Publons account: with details of my verified journal article reviews

 

Professional memberships

Currently, I am a member of the Regional Studies Association. In previous years, I was also a member of the American Association of Geographers and the British Sociological Association.