About me

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Prof. Dr. Izabela Grabowska is Full Professor of Social Sciences; sociologist and economist; from the 1st of September 2021 a Professor at Kozminski University, director of CRASH Center for Research on Social Change and Human Mobility; 2014-2021 a Professor at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw ( worked there since 2005); 2016-2021 elected Director of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School (300 PhD students, 4 disciplines, 4 doctoral paths) of SWPS University; leader of Mobility Research Group with an onward activity; established and headed Youth Research Center of SWPS University (2015-2019); 2002-2019 Research Fellow at the Centre of Migration Research; since 2020 member of Scientific Board of Center of Migration Research at university of Warsaw; 2008-2019 member of IMISCOE Executive Board and Board of Directors; on behalf of CMR; former national expert of the European Commission in ESCO (Classification of European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations) and European Mobility Partnership; publishes in highly impact factor journals, e.g.: Work, Employment and SocietyJournal of Ethnic StudiesEurope-Asia Studies, Journal of Youth Studies, International Migration; co-author of the research monograph Migration and the Transfer of Informal Human Capital: Insights from Central Europe and Mexico (with Jastrzebowska, Routledge 2022); author of Movers and Stayers: Migration, Mobility and Skills (Lang 2016), co-author of research monograph: The Impact of Migration on Poland: EU Mobility and Social Change (with White, Kaczmarczyk and Slany, UCL Press 2018) and Migrants as Agents of Change (with Garapich, Jazwinska and Radziwinowiczowna, Palgrave Macmillan 2017); co-editor of Mobility in Transition. Migration Patterns After EU Enlargement (Amsterdam University Press 2013). She has led research projects on: migrants’ careers, social remittances, peer-groups & migration, life courses of young migrants & Brexit (in progress till 2021), migrant liquid integration (H2020 MIMY, in progress). She is active in building international research consortia in EU Framework Programs and bilateral schemes.

ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7957-4901

Web of Science ResearcherID: AAD-6532-2019

Scopus: Scopus ID 57188853568

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.pl/citations?user=LNaD6KsAAAAJ&hl=pl

Research Gate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Izabela_Grabowska

Migration Expert Index for Izabela Grabowska: https://crossmigration.eu/experts/1080

Key research project:

Moja Migracja - unikalne, naukowe badanie zasobów człowieka


Latest book: Grabowska I., Jastrzebowska A. (2022). Migration and the Transfer of Informal Human Capital: Insights from Central Europe and Mexico. Oxfordshire: Routledge.

Migration and the Transfer of Informal Human Capital : Insights from Central Europe and Mexico book cover

Book Review: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/363929415_Book_review_Migration_and_the_Transfer_of_Informal_Human_Capital


An elected member of the Scientific Board of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of Polish Academy of Sciences (start January 2023)

Full Professor of Social Sciences at Kozminski University (start 1/09/2021)


Director of CRASH Center for Research of Social Change and Human Mobility at Kozminski University



Member of Migration & Society Editorial Board:

Member of European Sociological Association (ESA); Board Member of RN 30 (Youth and Generation); Member of RN 17 (Work, Employment and Industrial Relations); Member of RN 35 (Migration).

Member of Polish Sociological Association & Chair of Sociology of Youth and Education Section: http://www.pts.org.pl/en

National Expert for EY and European Commission’s educational program Return mobility for European Employment Services and EURES (2019-2020) [see more at http://www.izabelagrabowska.com/social-impact/ on this webiste].

Member of the National Reference Group for Societal Challenge 6 in H2020:

Member of Polish Migration. A resource for anyone interested in contemporary Polish migration: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ssees/research/polish-migration/profiles


Professor of SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw
https://www.swps.pl/izabela-grabowska (POLISH)

https://english.swps.pl/izabela-grabowska (ENGLISH)

Director of Interdisciplinary Doctoral School of SWPS University

Leader of Mobility Research Group of SWPS University


Former Senior Member of Centre of Migration Research (2002-2019) and Head of Research Group (2014-2016)

Funder and Former Leader of Youth Research Center of SWPS University (2015-2019)

Former Deputy Chair of IMISCOE Board of Directors and Member of IMISCOE Executive Board (2008-2019): http://www.imiscoeconferences.org/

Former Expert of IOM LINET Network http://www.labourmigration.eu/expert-profiles/profile/52-izabela-grabowska-lusiska-

Former Member of the Commission of SKILLS- FNP Mentoring and SKILLS-Coaching Programmes of the Foundation of Polish Science (2015-2016)

Former National Expert of Mobility Laboratory of European Commission (2009-2014)

Former National Expert of WEESP (Web-tool for Evaluation of Employment Services Practices) of the European Commission

Former National Expert of ESCO European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations (ESCO) of the European Commission

Cooperation with Public Employment Services
Local Labour Office in Nysa