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In October 2022, I will return to my alma mater, the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. I will direct a new research project on migrant children in Polish schools and continue to collaborate with the Center for Migration Studies (CeBaM).

I will take a leave from teaching at the Culture and Politics program at Georgetown University but will continue to be a non-resident fellow at the Center for Social Justice.


From 2002 to 2018 I was Research Professor at the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown University. In the Fall of 2016, I served as the George Soros Visiting Professor in Public Policy at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary. I was also Editor-in-Chief of International Migration and held a senior position with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in the US Department of Health and Human Services. I taught at the Howard University in the Social Work with Displaced Populations Program, and managed a program area on admissions and resettlement of refugees in industrialized countries for the Refugee Policy Group.


I am a recipient of several Fulbright grants to teach, conduct research, and provide technical assistance in Poland, Thailand, Indonesia, and Slovenia as well as a residential fellowship at the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, Italy. 

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