Alina joined Sociology Department as a Lecturer in September 2017. Alina was awarded with PhD at The University of Manchester in 2016. Her doctoral research explored Polish migrant women's experiences of conviviality in Manchester and Barcelona. Alina also holds an MA in Migration, Diaspora and Exile from The University of Manchester and BA in Race and Ethnic Studies and Spanish from the University of Central Lancashire.
Alina's current research project is titled Conviviality, Citizenship and Belonging in the Times of Brexit exploring the experiences of European nationals, particularly from Central and Eastern Europe, in the context of Brexit. This research also investigates everyday relations between these migrants and the established population to understand the changing patterns of conviviality, citizenship and belonging.
Alina's new book published by Routledge, based on her doctoral and postdoctoral research, is titled Convivial Cultures in Multicultural Cities: Polish Migrant Women in Manchester and Barcelona, as part of the Studies in Migration and Diaspora series.
Alina is currently module convenor for Sociology PhD workshops (PGR) and Sociology of Personal Life (UG). Previously she taught Research Design I (PG), Creative Methods (PG) and Multicultural Britain (UG), as well as Migration and Health (UG) at UCL.
Her work can be followed on twitter: @alinaewa , ResearchGate and Academia.edu .