Dr Paulina Trevena

  • Research Associate (Central and East European Studies)

telephone: Office: 0141 330 8238
email: Paulina.Trevena@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

I am a linguist and sociologist. I initially studied English Language, Literature and Linguistics (MA, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland), trained as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and worked in the sector for a few years. I then moved into sociology and first completed an MA degree in Politics and Society (CEU/Lancaster University), then embarked on doctoral studies in Social Sciences (Graduate School for Social Research, Polish Academy of Sciences). I completed my PhD in 2010. My doctoral dissertation was an explorative, longitudinal qualitative case study of young Polish graduates working in low-skilled jobs in London.

I have worked on migration for over 10 years. I was initially based at the Centre of Migration Research (CMR), University of Warsaw, Poland, where I worked on a number of projects on migration from Poland to other EU countries. I then moved to the Centre for Population Change (CPC), University of Southampton, continuing to work on Polish migration. I am now based in Central and East European Studies (CEES), University of Glasgow, where I am working on a large, four-year ESRC funded research project exploring Social Support and Migration in Scotland (SSAMIS, 2013-2017).

Research interests

I have a broad interest in matters arising from international mobility for individuals and families, and especially the social aspects of migration. I like to explore how people find their feet in their new country, what sort of challenges they come across, how they manage settling in, how they find new friends, how they manage family life in a new context and whether they are happy with their decision to move or wish to return to their country of origin (and why this might not always be possible). Generally speaking, I am very much interested in all issues around ‘integration’.

I am also interested in migrants’ labour market positioning and occupational mobility, education and education systems, and personal wellbeing. Throughout my research career I have worked on many different themes within migration studies and these are reflected in the versatility of my publications.

I have also worked on a number of research themes outside the subject area of migration, e.g.

  • childbearing and cohabitation (Project: ‘Non Marital Childbearing in Comparative Perspective: Trends, explanations and life course trajectories’, CPC, University of Southampton, Jan – May 2012)
  • tuition fees and their impact on participation in Higher Education (Project: ‘Impact of increased tuition fees in England on the decision to participate in Higher Education: a study of Key Stage 4 and Year 12 pupils in the Southampton region’, University of Southampton, Southampton Education School, Oct-Dec 2012)
  • the Polish construction sector(Project: ‘BNL: Study of the construction sector in Poland’, Fafo, Institute for Applied Social Science, Oslo, Dec 2006-Mar 2007)

Additional information

Areas of research expertise

  • international migration, education, employment;
  • qualitative research methods;
  • recruitment of hard-to-reach populations.

Other expertise

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Research skills

  • designing, planning and implementing/managing qualitative research projects;
  • designing survey questionnaires, training fieldworkers and co-ordinating data collection;
  • sampling and recruitment of study participants, including hard-to-reach populations;
  • conducting in-depth interviews, focus groups, walking interviews, observations;
  • coding and analysing qualitative material;
  • synthesising results from quantitative and qualitative data;
  • writing research reports, research-based briefings and academic publications;
  • presenting study results to a variety of audiences;
  • team-working; excellent interpersonal skills;
  • grant-writing.

Publications

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Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2002
Number of items: 26.

2017

Kay, R. and Trevena, P. (2017) (In)security, family and settlement: migration decisions amongst Central and East European families in Scotland. Central and Eastern European Migration Review, (doi:10.17467/ceemr.2017.17) (Early Online Publication)

2016

Ryan, L., Lopez Rodriguez, M. and Trevena, P. (2016) Opportunities and challenges of unplanned follow-up interviews: experiences with Polish migrants in London. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 17(2), 26.

Trevena, P., McGhee, D. and Heath, S. (2016) Parental capital and strategies for school choice making: Polish parents in England and Scotland. Central and Eastern European Migration Review, 5(1), pp. 71-92.

2015

Berrington, A., Perelli-Harris, B. and Trevena, P. (2015) Commitment and the changing sequence of cohabitation, childbearing, and marriage. Demographic Research, 33(12), pp. 327-362. (doi:10.4054/DemRes.2015.33.12)

McGhee, D., Trevena, P. and Heath, S. (2015) Social relationships and relationships in context: post-accession Poles in Southampton. Population, Space and Place, 21(5), pp. 433-445. (doi:10.1002/psp.1922)

Heath, S., McGhee, D. and Trevena, P. (2015) Continuity versus innovation: young Polish migrants and practices of ‘doing family’ in the context of achieving independence in the UK. Studia Migracyjne: Przeglad Polonijny, 3, pp. 139-156.

2014

Trevena, P. (2014) Szkolnictwo a „sprawa migrancka”: percepcje angielskiego a polskiego systemu edukacyjnego i ich wpływ na decyzje migracyjne. Studia BAS, 4(40), pp. 105-133.

2013

Trevena, P., McGhee, D. and Heath, S. (2013) Location, location? A critical examination of patterns and determinants of internal mobility among post-accession Polish migrants in the UK. Population, Space and Place, 19(6), pp. 671-687. (doi:10.1002/psp.1788)

McGhee, D., Heath, S. and Trevena, P. (2013) Competing obligations and the maintenance of physical co-presence: the impact of migration and structural constraints on post-accession Polish families in the UK. Families, Relationships and Societies, 2(2), pp. 229-245. (doi:10.1332/204674313X664914)

McGhee, D., Heath, S. and Trevena, P. (2013) Post-accession Polish migrants: their experiences of living in 'low-demand' social housing areas in Glasgow. Environment and Planning A, 45(2), pp. 329-343. (doi:10.1068/a45158)

Trevena, P. (2013) Why do highly educated migrants go for low-skilled jobs? A case study of Polish graduates working in London. In: Glorius, B., Grabowska-Lusinska, I. and Kuvik, A. (eds.) Mobility in Transition: Migration Patterns after EU Enlargement. Series: IMISCOE research. Amsterdam University Press, pp. 169-190. ISBN 9789089643926

2012

McGhee, D., Heath, S. and Trevena, P. (2012) Dignity, happiness and being able to live a ‘normal life’ in the UK: an examination of post-accession Polish migrants' transnational autobiographical fields. Social Identities, 18(6), pp. 711-727. (doi:10.1080/13504630.2012.709002)

2011

Heath, S., McGhee, D. and Trevena, P. (2011) Lost in transnationalism: unraveling the conceptualisation of families and personal life through a transnational gaze. Sociological Research Online, 16(4), p. 12. (doi:10.5153/sro.2534)

Trevena, P. (2011) A question of class? Polish graduates working in low-skilled jobs in London. Studia Migracyjne: Przeglad Polonijny, pp. 71-96.

2010

Napierała, J. and Trevena, P. (2010) Patterns and determinants of sub-regional migration: a case study of Polish construction workers in Norway. In: Black, R., Engbersen, G., Okolski, M. and Pantiru, M.C. (eds.) A Continent Moving West?: EU Enlargement and Labour Migration from Central and Eastern Europe. Series: IMISCOE research. Amsterdam University Press, pp. 51-71. ISBN 9789089641564

Trevena, P., (2010) Degradacja? Koncepcje socjologiczne, percepcja społeczna, a postrzeganie własnego położenia przez wykształconych migrantów pracujących za granicą poniżej kwalifikacji = Declassing? Sociological concepts, social perception and self-perception of own position by educated migrants working below their level of qualifications. In: Grzymała-Moszczyńska, H., Kwiatkowska, A. and Roszak, J. (eds.) Drogi i rozdroża. Migracje Polaków w Unii Europejskiej po 1 maja 2004 roku. Analiza psychologiczno-socjologiczna. Nomos, pp. 146-160. ISBN 9788376880167

Trevena, P. (2010) Konstruowanie tożsamości jednostkowej przez wykształconych migrantów w sytuacji sprzeczności pomiędzy jaźnią subiektywną a odzwierciedloną = Identity construction of highly educated migrants in the situation of conflict between subjective and looking-glass self. In: Konecki, K. T. and Kacperczyk, A. (eds.) Procesy Tożsamościowe: Symboliczno-interakcyjny wymiar konstruowania ładu i nieładu społecznego. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego: Lodz. ISBN 9788375254143

2009

Trevena, P. (2009) ‘New’ Polish Migration to the UK: A Synthesis of Existing Evidence. Working Paper. Economic and Social Research Council, Centre for Population Change.

Trevena, P. (2009) Magister na zmywaku. Style i Charaktery, 1(8), pp. 38-39.

2008

Napierała, J. and Trevena, P. (2008) Współczesne migracje do Norwegii w świetle najnowszych danych = Contemporary migrations to Norway in the light of recent data. In: Markowski, K. (ed.) Migracja: Wartość Dodana? Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II: Lublin, pp. 39-50. ISBN 9788373635098

Trevena, P. (2008) Teorie i doktryny dotyczące integracji imigrantów. Doświadczenia tradycyjnych i nowych krajów imigracji = Theories and doctrines on immigrant integration: the experience of traditional and new migration countries. In: Grzymała-Kazłowska, A. and Łodziński, S. (eds.) Problemy Integracji Imigrantów: Koncepcje, Badania, Polityki. Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego: Warszawa. ISBN 9788323505143

Trevena, P. (2008) Degradacja czy poszukiwanie niezależności? Proces podejmowania decyzji migracyjnych przez wykształconych Polaków wykonujących pracę niewykwalifikowaną w Londynie = Degradation or a search for independence? The process of migration decision-making in the case of highly educated Poles carrying out unskilled work in London. In: Śliz, A. (ed.) Społeczności Lokalne: Postawy Migracyjne Młodych Polaków /. Uniwersytetu Opolskiego. ISBN 9788373953109

2007

Eldring, L. and Trevena, P. (2007) Polish construction in the wake of EU enlargement. CLR News, 2, pp. 9-24.

Eldring, L. and Trevena, P. (2007) Polsk byggenæring i bevegelse = Polish construction on the move. Other. Fafo, Oslo.

Frieberg Trevena,, J. H., Tyldum, G., Eldring, L., Napierała, J. and Trevena, P. (2007) Polonia i Oslo. En studie av arbeids- og levekår blant polakker i hovedstadsområdet = The Polonia in Oslo. A study of working and living conditions of Polish migrants in the city area. Other. Fafo.

2002

Trevena, P. (2002) The sources of stereotypes: Germans, Russians and Jews in the eyes of young Poles. In: Kapralski, S. and Smith, P. V. (eds.) Democracies, Markets, Institutions: Global Tendencies in Local Contexts. Wydawnictwo IFiS: Warsaw. ISBN 9788373880092

This list was generated on Mon Nov 20 04:59:40 2017 GMT.
Number of items: 26.

Articles

Kay, R. and Trevena, P. (2017) (In)security, family and settlement: migration decisions amongst Central and East European families in Scotland. Central and Eastern European Migration Review, (doi:10.17467/ceemr.2017.17) (Early Online Publication)

Ryan, L., Lopez Rodriguez, M. and Trevena, P. (2016) Opportunities and challenges of unplanned follow-up interviews: experiences with Polish migrants in London. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 17(2), 26.

Trevena, P., McGhee, D. and Heath, S. (2016) Parental capital and strategies for school choice making: Polish parents in England and Scotland. Central and Eastern European Migration Review, 5(1), pp. 71-92.

Berrington, A., Perelli-Harris, B. and Trevena, P. (2015) Commitment and the changing sequence of cohabitation, childbearing, and marriage. Demographic Research, 33(12), pp. 327-362. (doi:10.4054/DemRes.2015.33.12)

McGhee, D., Trevena, P. and Heath, S. (2015) Social relationships and relationships in context: post-accession Poles in Southampton. Population, Space and Place, 21(5), pp. 433-445. (doi:10.1002/psp.1922)

Heath, S., McGhee, D. and Trevena, P. (2015) Continuity versus innovation: young Polish migrants and practices of ‘doing family’ in the context of achieving independence in the UK. Studia Migracyjne: Przeglad Polonijny, 3, pp. 139-156.

Trevena, P. (2014) Szkolnictwo a „sprawa migrancka”: percepcje angielskiego a polskiego systemu edukacyjnego i ich wpływ na decyzje migracyjne. Studia BAS, 4(40), pp. 105-133.

Trevena, P., McGhee, D. and Heath, S. (2013) Location, location? A critical examination of patterns and determinants of internal mobility among post-accession Polish migrants in the UK. Population, Space and Place, 19(6), pp. 671-687. (doi:10.1002/psp.1788)

McGhee, D., Heath, S. and Trevena, P. (2013) Competing obligations and the maintenance of physical co-presence: the impact of migration and structural constraints on post-accession Polish families in the UK. Families, Relationships and Societies, 2(2), pp. 229-245. (doi:10.1332/204674313X664914)

McGhee, D., Heath, S. and Trevena, P. (2013) Post-accession Polish migrants: their experiences of living in 'low-demand' social housing areas in Glasgow. Environment and Planning A, 45(2), pp. 329-343. (doi:10.1068/a45158)

McGhee, D., Heath, S. and Trevena, P. (2012) Dignity, happiness and being able to live a ‘normal life’ in the UK: an examination of post-accession Polish migrants' transnational autobiographical fields. Social Identities, 18(6), pp. 711-727. (doi:10.1080/13504630.2012.709002)

Heath, S., McGhee, D. and Trevena, P. (2011) Lost in transnationalism: unraveling the conceptualisation of families and personal life through a transnational gaze. Sociological Research Online, 16(4), p. 12. (doi:10.5153/sro.2534)

Trevena, P. (2011) A question of class? Polish graduates working in low-skilled jobs in London. Studia Migracyjne: Przeglad Polonijny, pp. 71-96.

Trevena, P. (2009) Magister na zmywaku. Style i Charaktery, 1(8), pp. 38-39.

Eldring, L. and Trevena, P. (2007) Polish construction in the wake of EU enlargement. CLR News, 2, pp. 9-24.

Book Sections

Trevena, P. (2013) Why do highly educated migrants go for low-skilled jobs? A case study of Polish graduates working in London. In: Glorius, B., Grabowska-Lusinska, I. and Kuvik, A. (eds.) Mobility in Transition: Migration Patterns after EU Enlargement. Series: IMISCOE research. Amsterdam University Press, pp. 169-190. ISBN 9789089643926

Napierała, J. and Trevena, P. (2010) Patterns and determinants of sub-regional migration: a case study of Polish construction workers in Norway. In: Black, R., Engbersen, G., Okolski, M. and Pantiru, M.C. (eds.) A Continent Moving West?: EU Enlargement and Labour Migration from Central and Eastern Europe. Series: IMISCOE research. Amsterdam University Press, pp. 51-71. ISBN 9789089641564

Trevena, P., (2010) Degradacja? Koncepcje socjologiczne, percepcja społeczna, a postrzeganie własnego położenia przez wykształconych migrantów pracujących za granicą poniżej kwalifikacji = Declassing? Sociological concepts, social perception and self-perception of own position by educated migrants working below their level of qualifications. In: Grzymała-Moszczyńska, H., Kwiatkowska, A. and Roszak, J. (eds.) Drogi i rozdroża. Migracje Polaków w Unii Europejskiej po 1 maja 2004 roku. Analiza psychologiczno-socjologiczna. Nomos, pp. 146-160. ISBN 9788376880167

Trevena, P. (2010) Konstruowanie tożsamości jednostkowej przez wykształconych migrantów w sytuacji sprzeczności pomiędzy jaźnią subiektywną a odzwierciedloną = Identity construction of highly educated migrants in the situation of conflict between subjective and looking-glass self. In: Konecki, K. T. and Kacperczyk, A. (eds.) Procesy Tożsamościowe: Symboliczno-interakcyjny wymiar konstruowania ładu i nieładu społecznego. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego: Lodz. ISBN 9788375254143

Napierała, J. and Trevena, P. (2008) Współczesne migracje do Norwegii w świetle najnowszych danych = Contemporary migrations to Norway in the light of recent data. In: Markowski, K. (ed.) Migracja: Wartość Dodana? Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II: Lublin, pp. 39-50. ISBN 9788373635098

Trevena, P. (2008) Teorie i doktryny dotyczące integracji imigrantów. Doświadczenia tradycyjnych i nowych krajów imigracji = Theories and doctrines on immigrant integration: the experience of traditional and new migration countries. In: Grzymała-Kazłowska, A. and Łodziński, S. (eds.) Problemy Integracji Imigrantów: Koncepcje, Badania, Polityki. Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego: Warszawa. ISBN 9788323505143

Trevena, P. (2008) Degradacja czy poszukiwanie niezależności? Proces podejmowania decyzji migracyjnych przez wykształconych Polaków wykonujących pracę niewykwalifikowaną w Londynie = Degradation or a search for independence? The process of migration decision-making in the case of highly educated Poles carrying out unskilled work in London. In: Śliz, A. (ed.) Społeczności Lokalne: Postawy Migracyjne Młodych Polaków /. Uniwersytetu Opolskiego. ISBN 9788373953109

Trevena, P. (2002) The sources of stereotypes: Germans, Russians and Jews in the eyes of young Poles. In: Kapralski, S. and Smith, P. V. (eds.) Democracies, Markets, Institutions: Global Tendencies in Local Contexts. Wydawnictwo IFiS: Warsaw. ISBN 9788373880092

Research Reports or Papers

Trevena, P. (2009) ‘New’ Polish Migration to the UK: A Synthesis of Existing Evidence. Working Paper. Economic and Social Research Council, Centre for Population Change.

Eldring, L. and Trevena, P. (2007) Polsk byggenæring i bevegelse = Polish construction on the move. Other. Fafo, Oslo.

Frieberg Trevena,, J. H., Tyldum, G., Eldring, L., Napierała, J. and Trevena, P. (2007) Polonia i Oslo. En studie av arbeids- og levekår blant polakker i hovedstadsområdet = The Polonia in Oslo. A study of working and living conditions of Polish migrants in the city area. Other. Fafo.

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