dr Michał P. Garapich

Michał P. Garapich is a social anthropologist, specializing in the issues of migration, ethnicity, nationalism, multiculturalism, social resistance, homelessness and migration from Poland. His PhD (Jagiellonian University, Kraków) focused on the politial and symbolic dimensions of the relationship between different waves and groups of Polish migrants in the UK and Italy, the practices of de-territorialized nation state, power relations within diasporic/ethnic associations and negotiations of ethnicity. Since 2005 Michał conducted numerous research projects using both quantitative as well as ethnographic methods exploring various aspects of life of migrants from Accession States (EU10) in the UK, as well as migrants from Africa. His research was funded by London local government (among others: Hammersmith & Fulham, Redbridge, Lewisham, Waltham Forest, Greenwich), Polish government (MSZ), the European Comission, Research Councils (ESRC, NCN), media (BBC Newsnight, Channel 4), think tanks (IPPR, Instytut Spraw Publicznych, Instytut Zchodni) and charitable trust (Southlands Methodist Trust). He has also undertaken ethnographic fieldwork in Cusco, Peru looking at land invasions and urban squatting. At the moment his work focuses on migration of Polish Roma.

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Research projects