I completed a PhD in Central and East European Studies in 2015 at the University of Glasgow as an ESRC CASE scholarship holder. The PhD thesis, Everyday negotiations of in/securities and risks: an ethnographic study amongst Czech- and Slovak-speaking migrants in Glasgow, explored the complex ways in which recent migrants from Eastern Europe negotiated securities, dealt with risks and managed uncertainties in their daily life in Glasgow.
I also hold an MSc and an MRes in Russian, Central and East European Studies from the University of Glasgow as well as a BSc in Anthropology from University College London. While migration has been an ongoing topic in my research, I have also pursued my interest in social phenomena related to migration outside academia.
In the past ten years I have been involved in various civil society organisations in the UK such as the Refugee Council, Migrants Rights Network, Migrants' Rights Scotland. Between 2010 and 2012, I co-organsied the Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network's (GRAMNet) film series, which included films and documentaries addressing a wide range of migrated-related and broader social issues.
- Critical migration research
- Ethnographic approaches and qualitative research methods
- Migration, social security and risks - anthropological and sociological perspectives
- Civil society and migration
- Transnational care arrangements
- Local civil society and globalisation
- Central and Eastern Europe, Wales, UK and EU