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Professor Izabela Grabowska (formerly published as Grabowska-Lusinska) is sociologist and economist; Professor at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw (SWPS University); elected Director of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School (300 PhD students, 3 faculties, 4 disciplines, 3 doctoral programs); Head of Youth Research Center of SWPS University; 2002-2019 Research Fellow at the Centre of Migration Research; member of IMISCOE Executive Board and former Deputy Chair of IMISCOE Research Network Board of Directors; 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 StudiesInternational Migration; 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 (in progress), life courses of young migrants & Brexit (in progress). She is active in building international research consortia in EU FP and bilateral schemes.
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Professor Izabela Grabowska

Professor Izabela Grabowska (formerly published as Grabowska-Lusinska) is sociologist and economist; Professor at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw (SWPS University); elected Director of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School (300 PhD students, 3 faculties, 4 disciplines, 4 doctoral paths); leader of Mobility Research Group of SWPS University; established Youth Research Center of SWPS University (2015-2019); 2002-2019 Research Fellow at the Centre of Migration Research; 2008-2019 member of IMISCOE Executive Board and former Deputy Chair of IMISCOE Research Network Board of Directors; 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 StudiesInternational Migration; 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 (in progress), life courses of young migrants & Brexit (in progress), migrant integration (H2020 MIMY, in progress). She is active in building international research consortia in EU Framework Programs and bilateral schemes.

Public lecture by Izabela Grabowska „The impact of migration on social skills of Generation of Change & Generation of Migration” 13/12/2019 SWPS University Lecture Series The Challenges of Humanities of the 21st Century

https://english.swps.pl/university/events/2945-impact-of-migration-on-poles-born-between-1970-and-1989

The impact of migration on social skills of Generation of Change & Generation of Migration

The lecture explains the impact of international migration on social skills of two generations of Poles: the ‘Generation of Change’ (born in 1970s and the beginning of 1980s) and the ‘Generation of Migration’ (born in 1980s and at the beginning of 1990s) (Szewczyk 2015). We use data from extensive quantitative study on Human Capital in Poland (migrants=4040; stayers=67174) and qualitative studies on Peer-groups & migration (n IDI=160). International migration has the strongest impact on social skills of ‘Generation of Change’, particularly on those born 1968-1972 who were 18 in 1989, and were also called ‘Generation of Historical Hope and Everyday Risk’, and were treated as testimonials of system transition (Mach 2003). In general, the effects of migration on social skills persisted in birth cohorts born till 1989. The younger cohorts were, the more migration impacted on life skills. Therefore, the mobile transitions approach (Robertson et al. 2018) was needed to capture how younger cohorts, born after 1989, also from the ‘Generation of Migration’ formed, enhanced and consolidated various life skills through international migration. Especially for young post-accession migrants from Poland, working abroad went far beyond the impact on formal qualifications and just employability. It related to life skills of self-making, making biographical transitions, communicating and relating to people and understanding society. Next to acquisition and impact of migration on social skills we will also show transfer and their outcomes- what positions people achieve in the labour market after return (or while experiencing return mobilities, King 2017).

Prof. Izabela Grabowska at the Annual IMISCOE Conference

During the Annual IMISCOE Conference in Malmo, Prof. Izabela Grabowska was a chair of the session: Developing theories to understand mobilities and settling strategies in uncertain and insecure contexts, organized by Prof. Louise Ryan from The University of Sheffield.
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New research monograph just released

New research monograph just released:
Grabowska I. (2019). Otwierajc glowy. Migracje i kompetencje spoleczne [The opening up of minds. Migration and social skills], Warsaw: Scholar [in Polish].
Book launch on the 10th of June 2019 at 5 p.m. in Psyche Books & Cafe SWPS University! Join us!

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Achievements of Izabela’s PhD Candidates

Dr. Justyna Sarnowska, The socialization role of migration in the process of entering the labour market, PhD degree was granted on the 26th of February 2018; Dr. Sarnowska’s doctoral dissertation has been distinguished in 2018 by Joanna Matejko’s Reward 2018, awarded by the Center of Migration Research, University of Warsaw;

Dr. Magdalena Baran-Wojtachnio, The potential and real social diversity of the Polish Army as a learning institution, PhD degree was granted on the 25th of March 2019; distinguished cum laude.

Mrs. Paulina Smaszcz-Kurzajewska, The reflexivity of women in their mid-life course. The sociological portraits of women from Radom, the PhD procedure was upgraded on the 25th of February 2019.

Just released monograph!

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White A., Grabowska I., Kaczmarczyk P., Slany K. (2018). The Impact of Migration on Poland. London: UCL Press.

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