About me

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Prof. Dr. Izabela Grabowska is sociologist and economist; Full Professor of Social Sciences; I was granted PhD by Department of Economics at University of Warsaw and Master Degrees (in economic sciences by University College Dublin and in sociology by University of Wroclaw); in 2021 I joined the Department of Economics at Kozminski University, and set up, as a director, CRASH Center for Research on Social Change and Human Mobility; in 2016-2021 I was a director of Interdisciplinary Doctoral School of SWPS University, Warsaw; in 2002-2019 I was Research Fellow at the Centre of Migration Research in Warsaw (currently I am a member of its Scientific Board); in 2008-2019 I was a member of IMISCOE Executive Board and Board of Directors; I am a national expert of the European Commission in: ESCO and European Mobility Partnership; now for European Labour Agency, for European Employment Services EURES; I am a co-author of research monograph: Migration and the Transfer of Informal Human Capital. Insights from Central Europe and Mexico (with Jastrzebowska; Routledge 2022); 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). I led research projects on: migrants’ careers, social remittances, peer-groups & migration (ended in 2020), life courses of young migrants & Brexit (ended in 2021), migrant liquid integration (H2020 MIMY, ended in 2023). In 2023 I won as a Scientific Coordinator Horizon Europe research project Link4Skills.

Horizon Europe Link4Skills news:



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

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/izabela-grabowska-6b5362232/?originalSubdomain=pl


Moja Migracja - unikalne, naukowe badanie zasobów człowieka


Forthcoming book:

Grabowska I., Kyliushyk I., Jastrzebowska A., Winogrodzka D., Chrol E., (forthcoming). Ukrainian female war migrants. Mobilizing resources for social remittances. New York: Routledge. [book contracted with the publisher]

Book cover imagined by Dalle.


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)


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



CRASH on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/posts/crashkozuni_strona-g%C5%82%C3%B3wna-activity-7158494519250825216-ul7y/?originalSubdomain=pl


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

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 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