dr hab. prof. ucz. Magdalena Lesińska

dr hab. prof. ucz. Magdalena Lesińska

Assistant Professor in Centre of Migration Research at University of Warsaw (CMR UW). She was awarded a PhD in Political Science in 2006 at Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wrocław. Her PhD thesis was devoted to the comparative analysis of political inclusion of the immigrants in Western European countries. She completed MA Program in Nationalism Studies in Central European University in Budapest (2002). In 2020, she obtained the postdoctoral degree (habilitation) in the discipline of political science on the basis of the scientific achievement: “Difficult relations – political relationship between the country of origin and the diaspora. Polish and Polish diaspora at the turn of 1989 and later” (University of Warsaw Press 2019).

Her present research area includes diaspora studies, diaspora politics, theory and praxis of migration policy, political and public participation of immigrants, political engagement of Poles living abroad.

Deputy Director in the CMR
Chairwoman of the Committee of Migration Research of Polish Academy of Science (tenure 2023-2026)
Member of Editorial Board of Central and Eastern European Migration Review (CEEMR),

NAWA (Palacky University, Olomouc), 2019
Kościuszko Foundation (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland), 2016
Dekaban-Liddle Foundation (University of Glasgow), 2010

Non-scientific interests: travels, dogs, badminton, jogging

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