Dr Anna Gawlewicz

  • Urban Studies Foundation Research Fellow (Urban Studies)

Biography

I am an Urban Studies Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Social and Political Sciences, and work around migration and social diversity/difference. I am an interdisciplinary researcher 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.

In my current project, Living Together, I focus on social relations between Polish migrants and the long-settled population in the context of Brexit. I explore the nature of migrant-‘host’ encounters in the East End of Glasgow: a rapidly changing and an increasingly diverse urban area. I also investigate if and how growing insecurities and anxieties caused by the UK’s decision to leave the European Union affect these encounters and the local community more broadly.    

Previously, I worked as a Research Associate in Sociology 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 (a post-communist state) to the UK (a post-colonial state) impacts on people’s values and attitudes towards difference in terms of ethnicity, religion, class, sexuality, gender, age and disability. Specifically, I investigated migrant encounters with difference and the circulation of ideas about difference between Polish migrants and their significant others in Poland. This study was part of an ERC-funded research programme LiveDifference led by Prof. Gill Valentine.

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


Research interests

I am interested in all things migration and in particular:

  • 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


As a qualitative researcher, I am also interested in:   

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

Publications

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2019

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. (In Press)

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)

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: Interisciplinary 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: 16.

Articles

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. (In Press)

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

This list was generated on Wed Dec 12 10:25:53 2018 GMT.