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Agata Lisiak

Poland
PhD in Media and Communication Studies
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Agata Lisiak is Migration Studies professor and Academic Director of the Internship Program at Bard College Berlin. She earned an M.A. in International Relations (University of Economics Poznan, 2002), an M.Phil. in Literary Studies (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2005), and a Dr. Phil. in Media and Communication Studies (University of Halle-Wittenberg, 2009). She has held visiting fellowships at National Sun Yat-sen University, The Open University, and the University of Birmingham. She was a postdoctoral researcher at Humboldt University’s Institute of Social Sciences (2013-2017) and a Marie Curie Actions/EURIAS fellow at the Institute of Human Sciences in Vienna (2013-2014). She also worked in the cultural sector as a project coordinator and curator.

Agata works at the intersections of migration studies, urban sociology, visual cultures, and gender studies. She is particularly interested in everyday urban encounters, urban imaginaries, and developing creative, multi-sensory, and collaborative methods in urban and migration research. She has written about urban girlhood, walking in the city, Taiwanese cinema, Polish hip hop, cultural memory in post-socialist cities, and invisible femininities, among many other topics. Together with Elena Vacchelli, Agata is co-founder of migART: a platform showcasing activist, research, and teaching projects that creatively and collaboratively engage with migration.

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Prof. Dr. Agata Lisiak
Migration Studies
Email: a.lisiak@berlin.bard.edu