I am a researcher and lecturer with a broad training in the social sciences (sociology, anthropology, methodology, politics, and European studies) with a passion for the social dimensions of European integration. Over the years, I have accumulated experience in research design, lecturing, working across disciplinary and national boundaries, and in the organization of various universities. I like to bring people together to collaborate on academic projects (workshops, edited books, journals, research design, data collection). My expertise is in research methodology, European studies, politics, and identity. I have particular research experience in Poland (2007-2008), Estonia (2009-2013), Italy (2009-2014), and the Netherlands (2010-present).
Course coordinator for at least 8 course offerings per year for around 275 students. All of these courses deal with research methodologies and undergraduate research. I am also involved in several other research-oriented courses such as Documentary Project and Capstone. My teaching includes qualitative and quantitative methods, statistics, ethnography, social network analysis, visual methods, and a variety of other approaches.
Area Studies (focusing on Eastern Europe), Qualitative Research Skills II, and some sessions in the course EU Politics. In addition, I organized a workshop on Interview Techniques.
Research project ‘Imagining Europe’.
Courses on nationalism, statistics, and history.
Thesis title: CosmoPoles: Shifting boundaries in the identification with Europe. Interdisciplinary (Sociology, Anthropology, Politics) mixed methods approach, and a quantitative cross-national comparison. Research based on in-depth fieldwork in Poland (Oct. 2007 – Feb. 2008) – Supervisor: Pof. Dr. Frans Hüsken
Specialization in comparative research on cohesion, inequality, and identity. Special interest in methodology, statistics, and techniques for quantitative data analysis.
Specialization in case study research on social cohesion, nationalism, collective identity, migration, and European integration. Special interest in epistemology and research methodology.
Several internships at primary schools.
|Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis||Advanced Social Network Analysis (2010)|
|Goldsmiths, University of London||Summer school in Visual Research Methods (2012)|
|Jagiellonian University, Kraków||Erasmus Mundus Research stay (2007-2008)|