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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 intersections of migration studies, urban sociology, visual cultures, and gender studies. She is particularly interested in everyday urban encounters and imaginaries and developing creative, multi-sensory, and collaborative research methods. She has written about Taiwanese cinema, Polish hip hop, cultural memory in post-socialist cities, xenoglossophobia, austerity, emotional labor, and invisible femininities, among many other topics. She is currently working on a book on migrant mothering based on her research project Immigrant Mothers As Agents of Change (2013-2017).

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