Academic Staff

Professor Ewa Morawska

Staff positionProfessor
Telephone2663 (non Essex users should add 01206-87 to the beginning of this number)
Office hoursWednesday 11.00-12.00; Thursday 10.00-11.00

  • PhD in Sociology, Boston University 1976
  • MA in History, Warsaw University 1973
  • MA in Sociology, Warsaw University 1972
Current research

Research designs in progress:

  • a comparative historical-sociological study of ground-level multiculturalism in  Renaissance Venice, Eighteen-century St. Petersburg, and wilhelmine Berlin
Research interests
  • (Im)Migration/Ethnicity (Policies, Settlement, Adaptation) in the Context of Globalization and in a Historical-Comparative Perspective (Europe and North America, 19th-21st C); Ground-level Multiculturalism Across Time and Space; East European Societies in Transition
  • Comparative-Historical Sociology; Classical and Contemporary Social Theory; Qualitative  Research Methods
Teaching responsibilities
  • Classical and Contemporary Social Theory
  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • International Migration, Ethnicity, and Multiculturalism Across Time and Space
  • The Global, the Glocal, and the Local: Sociological Analysis

Selected books:

  • A Sociology of Immigration. (Re)Making Multifaceted America, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
  • International Migration Research: Constructions, Omissions, and Promises of Interdisciplinarity co-editor (with Michael Bommes) of the volume, Ashgate Press 2005
  • Toward Assimilation and Citizenship in Liberal (with Christian Joppke) of the volume, Palgrave Macmillan, 2003
  • Insecure Prosperity: Jews in Small-town Industrial America, 1880 1940, Princeton University Press, 1996
  • For Bread With Butter: The Life-Worlds of East Central Europeans in Johnstown, Pennsylvania 1890 1940, Cambridge University Press, 1985; paperback 2003

Selected articles:

  • "Multicultural Modes of Immigrants' Integration Into the Host Society: Exploring the Proposition," forthcoming in Ethnicities (2016)
  • "Promising Directions of Future Migration Research: Three Propositions," forthcoming in the volume New and Promising Themes in Migration Research (2017)
  • "Composite Meanings, Flexible Ranges, and Multi-level Conditions of Conviviality," European Journal of Cultural Studies 2014: 357-74
  • "Glocalization Effects of Immigrants' Activities on the Host Society," in European Glocalizaton in Global Context. ed. R. Robertson, Palgrave Macmillan 2014, pp.103-28
  • "Toward a Reconciliation of the Structuration and Morphogenesis Theories of Social Processes 'Tested' in the Eventful Historical Analysis," Current Perspectives in Social Theory, 2013, vo.13: 221-46
  • "Structuring Immigrants' Political Incorporation Into the Receiver Society: Expanded Theoretical Model and Its Empirical Applications," in Outsiders No More? Models of Immigrant Political Incorporation, eds. J. Hochschild et al., Oxford University Press, 2013, pp. 137-61
  • "Multiculturalism from Below: Reflections of an Immigrant Ethnographer," in Debating Multiculturalism, eds. P. Kivisto and O. Wahlbeck, Palgrave Macmillan  2013, pp. 48-73
  • "Diaspora Diasporas' Imaginations of the Homeland: Exploring the Polymorph," Ethnic and Racial Studies 2011 34 (6): 1029-48
  • "Ethnicity as a Primordial-Situational-Constructed Experience: Different Times, Different Places, Different Constellations," Studies in Contemporary Jewry 2011, XXV, 3-25
  • “Sociology and History (Im)Migration: Reflections of a Practitioner," in International  Migration  Research:  Constructions,  Omissions,  and  Promises  of   Interdisciplinarity, eds. Michael  Bommes and  Ewa Morawska, Ashgate  Press 2005, pp. 203-42 .
  • “Immigrati  di  ieri  e  di  oggi  in   Europa  e  fuori:  insediamento  e   integrazione” (Turn-of the-twentieth-century   and   contemporary   immigrants  in   and   out  of   Europe: contexts   of   (re)settlement   and   integration),  in volume III  of   Stranieri   in   Italia.  Migrazioni  Globali  Integrazioni  Locali, eds.  Tiziana Caponio   and  Asher Colombo. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2005, pp. 23-88. .
  • “Disciplinary Agendas   and  Analytic Strategies of    Research  on  Immigrant  Transnationalism: Challenges  of   Interdisciplinary   Knowledge,” International   Migration   Review, 2003,   37 (3),  pp.611-40.
  • “Immigrant  Transnationalism and Assimilation: A Variety of Combinations  and  a Theoretical Model  They Suggest,” in  Integrating Immigrants in Liberal States, eds. Christian Joppke  and Ewa Morawska, Macmillan/Palgrave  Press, 2003.
  • "Structuring Migration: The Case of Polish Income-Seeking Travelers to the West,”   Theory and Society,  vol.31,  2001, pp. 47-80.
  • "Gappy Immigration Controls, Resourceful Migrants, and Pendel Communities: East-West European Travelers," in Christian Joppke and Virginie Guiraudon, eds. Controling a   New   Immigration   World.  London:  Routledge, 2001, pp.173-99.
  • “International Migration and the Consolidation of Democracy in   Post-Communist Eastern Europe,” in Alex Pravda and Jan Zielonka, eds.  Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe: Domestic and International Factors. Oxford University Press, 2001, pp. 163-91.
  • "Immigrants, Transnationalism, and   Ethnicization:   A  Comparison of  this   Great   Wave and   the Last,” in Gary Gerstle and John  Mollenkopf, eds., E Pluribus Unum?  Contemporary and Historical Perspectives on Immigrant Political Incorporation. New York: Russell Sage, 2001, pp. 175-212.          
  • "Intended and Unintended Consequences of  Forced  Migrations: A Neglected Aspect of East Europe's 20th C History," International Migration Review, v.34, no.4, 2000, pp. 1049-87. 
  • "An Historical Ethnography in the Making: A (Self-) Reflexive Account," Historical Methods, special issue on the diversity  of sociological-historical research, ed. Larry Isaac. Winter 1997, pp. 58-70.

Additional information

 Currently Supervised PhD Students

  • Gulzat Botoeva
  • Sait Bayrakdar
  • Nephat Shumba
  • Parvaneh

Professional Service

-Executive  Board  member,  Research Committee  on  Historical  Sociology, International Sociological  Association

-Vice-President, Research Committee on  International Migration,International  Sociological Association

-Executive Board   member,  Immigration and Ethnic   History Society

-Memebr of the Academic Advisory Board, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

-Member of the Coalition for the National Museum of the American PeopleMember of  international migration research networks of the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies, University of Amsterdam; Institute fuer Migrationsforschung und Interkulturelle  Studien, University of Osnabrueck; International Migration and Ethnic Relations,  Malmo  University; Istituto Carlo Cattaneo, University of Trent. 

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