dr Dominika Pszczółkowska

Political scientist and migration researcher. Assistant professor at the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies of the University of Warsaw, where in 2021 she defended her PhD thesis entitled „Why the Isles, why the Continent? Factors Influencing Destination Choice among post-2004 Graduate and Non-graduate Migrants from Poland”. Her research interests revolve around post-accession migrations, the political participation of migrants, migration and integration policies. She has participated in several research   projects at CMR, including on relations between immigration and integration policies, and on the transnational political and public participation of Poles in Ireland. Currently she is involved in two projects: “Employer interests as an underrated factor in labour migration – an institutional approach (E-factor)” and “Migration plans of medical university students and their actual implementation. Will they really leave?”.

Before joining academia, she was for over a decade a journalist for “Gazeta Wyborcza” daily, including as its Brussels correspondent. She wrote about European affairs, the EU enlargement of 2004, and emigration from Poland. She holds an MA in applied linguistics from the University of Warsaw. She also studied on a Reuters Foundation scholarship at the University of Oxford, and at the Fondation Journalistes en Europe in Paris.


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