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Professor Ewa Morawska

Emeritus Professor
Department of Sociology
Professor Ewa Morawska
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  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Wednesday 11.00-12.00; Thursday 10.00-11.00



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.


  • PhD in Sociology, Boston University 1976

  • MA in History, Warsaw University 1973

  • MA in Sociology, Warsaw University 1972

Research and professional activities

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

Current research

a comparative historical-sociological study of ground-level multiculturalism inRenaissance Venice, Eighteen-century St. Petersburg, and wilhelmine Berlin (research design in progress)

Teaching and supervision

Previous supervision

Tilotama Pradhan
Tilotama Pradhan
Thesis title: The Intellectual, Emotional and Sociocultural Experience of Indian Students in the U.K.
Degree subject: Sociology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 30/10/2019
Sylvia Magdalena Meichsner
Sylvia Magdalena Meichsner
Thesis title: Understanding Care in its Context. a Case Study on Residential Child- and Youthcare in the Mexican-American Border Zone.
Degree subject: Sociology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 5/7/2017
Nephat Shumba
Nephat Shumba
Thesis title: Essays on Socio-Economic Integration of Immigrants in the UK Labour Market: Deskilling, Gendering of Occupations and Earning Trajectories.
Degree subject: Sociology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 22/4/2016
Gulzat Janybekovna Botoeva
Gulzat Janybekovna Botoeva
Thesis title: The Local DrUG Economy: The Case of Hashish Production in a Post Soviet Kyrgyz Village
Degree subject: Sociology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 29/1/2016
Sait Bayrakdar
Sait Bayrakdar
Thesis title: Educational Outcomes and Mobility in Turkish Migrant and Non-Migrant Families
Degree subject: Sociology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 30/9/2015
Hatice Goze Orhon
Hatice Goze Orhon
Thesis title: The Weight of the Past: Memory and Turkey's 12 September Coup
Degree subject: Sociology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 22/1/2014
Amika Wardana
Amika Wardana
Thesis title: 'Living In-Between': The Multiple Integration Trajectories of the London Indonesian Muslim Immigrants
Degree subject: Sociology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 23/10/2013


Morawska, E., (2014). Composite meaning, flexible ranges, and multi-level conditions of conviviality: Exploring the polymorph. European Journal of Cultural Studies. 17 (4), 357-374

Morawska, E., (2011). 'Diaspora' diasporas' representations of their homelands: exploring the polymorphs. Ethnic and Racial Studies. 34 (6), 1029-1048

Morawska, E., (2011). Different Times, Different Places, Different Standpoints. Sociological Research Online. 16 (3)

Morawska, E., (2008). Introduction to special issue of Sociological Quarterly on "Research Agendas in International Migration Studies in Different World Regions". Sociological Quarterly. 49 (3), 395-406

Morawska, E., (2008). The Recognition Politics of Polish Radio MultiKulti in Berlin. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 34 (8), 1323-1335

Morawska, E., (2008). Research on Immigration/Ethnicity in Europe and The United States: A Comparison. Sociological Quarterly. 49 (3), 465-482

Morawska, E., (2004). Exploring Diversity in Immigrant Assimilation and Transnationalism: The Case of Poles and Russian Jews in Philadelphia. International Migration Review. 38 (4), 1372-1412

Morawska, E., (2003). Disciplinary Agendas and Analytic Strategies of Research on Immigrant Transnationalism: Challenges of Interdisciplinary Knowledge. International Migration Review. 37 (3), 611-640

Morawska, E., (2001). Structuring Migration: The Case of Polish Income-Seeking Travelers to the West. Theory and Society. 30 (1), 47-80

Morawska, E., (2000). Intended and Unintended Consequences of Forced Migrations: A Neglected Aspect of East Europe's 20th Century History. International Migration Review. 34 (4), 1049-1087

Books (5)

Morawska, E., (2009). A Sociology of Immigration. (Re)Making Multifaceted America. Palgrave Macmillan. 9780230223950

Bommes, M. and Morawska, E., (2005). International Migration Research: Constructions, Omissions, and Promises of Interdisciplinarity. Ashgate. 9780754642190

Joppke, C. and Morawska, E., (2002). Toward assimilation and citizenship : immigrants in liberal nation-states. Palgrave Macmillan. 9781403904911

Morawska, E., (1996). Insecure Prosperity: Small-Town Jews in Industrial America, 1890-1940. Princeton University Press. 9780691005379

Morawska, E., (1985). For Bread With Butter: The Life-Worlds of East Central Europeans in Johnstown, Pennsylvania 1890-1940. Cambridge University Press. 9780521530637

Book chapters (18)

Morawska, ER., (2018). Chapter 7: Qualitative Migration Research: Goals Pursued, Questions Asked, and Answers Accommodated. In: Handbook of Qualitative Research on European Migration. Editors: Zapata Barrero, R. and Yalaz, E., . Springer

Morawska, ER., (2018). Conviviality in the World of "Many Multiplicities": Its Varieties, Challenges, and Rewards. In: Race, Ethnicity, and Inclusion. The University of Essex Reader. Editors: Boncori, I.,

Morawska, ER., (2018). Researching Migration with the Humanistic Coefficient,". In: Contemporary Migrations in the Humanistic Coefficient Perspective. Florian Znaniecki's Thought in Today's Social Science Research. Editors: Kubera, J. and Skoczylas, L., . Peter Lang Editions

Morawska, E., (2016). (Im)Migrants? Diverse Identities and Their Impact on Host-Society Ideas and Practices of National Membership. In: After the Soviet Empire Legacies and Pathways. Editors: Eliaeson, S., Harutyunyan, L. and Titarenko, LG., . Brill. 9789004291447

Morawska, E., (2014). Glocalization Effects of Immigrants' Activities on the Host Society: An Exploration of a Neglected Theme. In: European Glocalization in Global Context. Editors: Robertson, R., . Palgrave Macmillan. 103- 128. 9780230390799

Morawska, E., (2013). Multiculturalism 'From Below': Reflections of an Immigrant Ethnographer. In: Debating Multiculturalism in the Nordic Welfare States. Editors: Kivisto, P. and Wahlbeck, . Palgrave Macmillan. 9780230360198

Morawska, E., (2013). Structuring Immigrants' Civic-Political Incorporation into the Host Society. In: Outsiders No More? Models of Immigrant Political Incorporation. Editors: Hochschild, J., Chattopadhyay, J., Gay, C. and Jones-Correa, M., . Oxford University Press. 137- 161. 9780199311316

Morawska, E., (2013). Toward a Reconciliation of the Structuration and Morphogenesis Theories ?Tested? in the Eventful Historical Analysis. In: Social Theories of History and Histories of Social Theory. Editors: Dahms, HF., . Emerald Group Publishing Limited. 221- 246. 9781783502189

Morawska, E., (2012). Historical-Structural Models of International Migration. In: An Introduction to International Migration Studies: European Perspectives. Editors: Martiniello, M. and Rath, J., . Amsterdam University Press. 9789089644565

Morawska, E., (2011). Ethnicity as a Primordial-Situational-Constructed Experience: Different Times, Different Places, Different Constellations. In: Ethnicity and Beyond, Theories and Dilemmas of Jewish Group Demarcation. Editors: Lederhendler, E., . Oxford University Press USA. 3- 25. 9780199793495

Morawska, E., (2011). Polish Labour Migrants in Central and Western Europe Since 1989. In: The Encyclopedia of Migration and Minorities in Europe. From the 17th Century to the Present. Editors: Bade, KJ., Emmer, PC., Lucassen, L. and Oltmer, J., . Cambridge University Press. 9780521895866

Morawska, E., (2008). The Economic Adaptation of Past and Present Immigrants: Lessons from a Comparative-Historical Approach. In: Citizenship and Immigrant Incorporation: Comparative Perspectives on North America and Western Europe. Editors: Yurdakul, G. and Bodemann, YM., . Palgrave Macmillan. 29- 55. 9780230600133

Morawska, E., (2008). Four Pillars of a Revisionist Marxism. In: Nature, Social Relations and Human Needs. Essays in Honour of Ted Benton. Editors: Moog, S. and Stones, R., . Palgrave Macmillan. 99- 104. 9780230201156

Morawska, E., (2007). Human Trafficking in and out of East Europe. In: Human Smuggling and Migration. Editors: Lee, M., . Willan Publishing. 92- 115

Morawska, E., (2002). Transnational Migration in the Enlarged European Union: A Perspective from East Central Europe. In: Europe Unbound: Enlarging and Reshaping the Boundaries of the European Union. Editors: Zielonka, J., . Routledge

Morawska, E., (2001). Immigrants, Transnationalism, and Ethnicization: A Comparison of this Great Wave and the Last. In: E Pluribus Unum? Contemporary and Historical Perspectives on Immigrant Political Incorporation. Editors: Gerstle, G. and Mollenkopf, J., . Russell Sage Foundation. 175- 212

Morawska, E., (2001). International Migration and the Consolidation of Democracy. In: Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe: Domestic and International Factors. Editors: Pradva, A. and Zielonka, J., . Oxford University Press (OUP). 163- 191. 9780191529191

Morawska, E., (2001). Gappy Immigration Controls, Resourceful Migrants and Pendel Communities: East West European Travelers. In: Controlling a New Migration World. Editors: Joppke, C. and Guiraudon, V., . Routledge. 173- 199. 9780415252966

Reports and Papers (3)

Morawska, E., (2011). Studying International Migration in the Long(er) and Short(er) Duree: Contesting Some and Reconciling Other Disagreements Between the Structuration and Morphogenetic Approaches

Morawska, E., (2010). Glocalization Effects of Immigrants? Activities on the Home and Host Societies: An Exploration of a Neglected Theme

Morawska, E., (2008). East European Westbound Income-Seeking Migrants: Some Unwelcome Effects on Sender- and Receiver-Societies




Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Wednesday 11.00-12.00; Thursday 10.00-11.00