dr hab. Magdalena Lesińska

dr hab. 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 (2008-2013, ad interim 2021-2022)

Head of Postgraduate Program on International Migration in CMR UW
Secretary of Committee of Migration Research of Polish Academy of Science (since 2011)

Committee for Migration Studies of Polish Academy of Science
Commission on Migrants established by Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Poland
Editorial Board of Central and Eastern European Migration Review (CEEMR),
European Academic Network on Romani Studies,
Transatlantic Forum on Migration and Integration


NAWA (Palacky University, Olomouc), 2019

Kościuszko Foundation (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland), 2016

Dekaban-Liddle Foundation (University of Glasgow), 2010

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

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