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Professor Dr. Izabela Grabowska is a sociologist and economist, holding the title of Full Professor of Social Sciences. She earned her PhD from the Department of Economics at the University of Warsaw, along with Master’s Degrees in Economic Sciences from University College Dublin and in Sociology from the University of Wroclaw. In 2021, Professor Grabowska joined the Department of Economics at Kozminski University, where she founded the CRASH Center for Research on Social Change and Human Mobility and serves as its director. From 2016 to 2021, she led the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School at SWPS University, Warsaw. Her work for the Centre of Migration Research in Warsaw spanned from 2002 to 2019, and she remains an active member of its Scientific Board. Professor Grabowska has also contributed significantly to the IMISCOE network, serving on its Executive Board and Board of Directors from 2008 to 2019.

As a national expert for the European Commission, she has offered her insights on the ESCO and the European Mobility Partnership, and currently contributes to the European Labour Agency and the European Employment Services (EURES). Professor Grabowska’s scholarly contributions include co-authoring notable research monographs such as “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), among others. She also co-edited “Mobility in Transition: Migration Patterns After EU Enlargement” (Amsterdam University Press 2013).

Professor Grabowska has led various research projects exploring topics such as migrants’ careers, social remittances, peer groups and migration, the life courses of young migrants & Brexit, and migrant liquid integration. Since 2022, she has been spearheading the BigMig research project, which focuses on migration in Big and Small Data and human capacities, funded by the National Science Center’s OPUS Program. In 2023, she achieved a significant milestone by winning the role of Scientific Coordinator for the Horizon Europe research project Link4Skills, further cementing her position in her field.

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 designed 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 https://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