prof. UAM dra hab. Izabella Main

Deputy Director of the Centre for Migration Studies, anthropologist and historian at

the Department of Anthropology and Ethnology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

 

e-mail: imain@amu.edu.pl

Research interests:

 

♦ migration and health of Poles in selected European countries and USA: access to healthcare, experiences with local healthcare providers, health-related practices, diet and life-style of migrants, public health, health in multicultural settings

♦ forced migrants: norms and values in ‘refugee crisis’, activists and NGOs for and with refugees, research ethics and methodologies

♦ migrants in Poland and Poznań: identities, migratory experiences and trajectories; multiple migration, impact of migration on home communities

♦ action research and engaged anthropology

Publications:

♦ Goździak E. M. & Main I., (2020) “Transnational Mobility and Socio-cultural Remittances: The Case of Polish Women in Norway and Poland”, Ethnologia Europaea 50(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/ee.1207

 

♦ Main, I., E.M. Goździak, L. Nowak. From Going Abroad to Settling Down… While Remaining Mobile? Polish women in Norway Narrate their Migration Experiences. Nordic Journal of Migration Research. (forthcoming 2020)

 

♦ Main, I. Reproductive rights in migration: politics, values and in/exclusionary practices in assisted reproduction. In: Gender, reproduction, regulation: Gender, intimacy and mobility in the era of hardening borders. F.Pine, H. Haukanes (eds.). Manchester University Press (forthcoming 2020)

 

♦ Main, I. 2019. Projektowanie dziecka w społeczeństwie norweskim. Matki z Polski wobec instytucji przedszkola [Designing childhood in the Norwegian society. Polish Mothers’ Attitudes towards Kindergartens], Studia Migracyjne – Przegląd Polonijny 45: 131-148 [with Izabela Czerniejewska] [link]

 

♦ Main, I. 2018. Lepsze światy medyczne? Zdrowie, choroba i leczenie polskich migrantek w perspektywie antropologicznej [Better Medical Landscapes? Health, Illness and Healing of Polish Migrant Women in an Anthropological Perspective], Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe SCHOLAR, pp. 208. [linkRecenzja nr 1 Recenzja nr 2

 

♦ Main, I. 2017. Post-accession female mobility between Poland and Norway. New trends and new ways of thinking about migration, Sprawy Narodowościowe. Seria Nowa 49 [with Izabela Czerniejewska]. [link]

 

♦ Main, I. 2016. Biomedical practices from a patient perspective. Experiences of Polish female migrants in Barcelona, Berlin and London, Anthropology & Medicine 23(2):188-204 .[link]

 

♦ Main, I. 2016. Motivations for mobility and settlement of Polish female migrants in Barcelona and Berlin, Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture 22 (1):62-79. [link]

♦ Main, I. 2016. Zmiany praktyk jedzeniowych wśród polskich emigrantek w Barcelonie i Berlinie [Changes in Eating Practices among Polish Migrant Women in Barcelona and Berlin], Studia Migracyjne – Przegląd Polonijny 42(2): 135-156. [pdf]

 

♦ Main, I. 2015. Giving birth in Berlin: Reproductive experiences of Polish migrant women, In: Rethinking Ethnography in Central Europe, eds. H. Cervinkova, M. Buchowski, Z. Uherek, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 89-111. [link]

 

♦ Main, I. [ed.] 2015. Nie dość użyteczni. Zmagania imigrantów na lokalnym rynku pracy [Not Useful Enough. The Struggle of Immigrants in the Local Labor Market], Poznań: Centrum Badań Migracyjnych UAM, pp. 189. [with Natalia Bloch, Karolina Sydow] [pdf]

 

♦ Main, I. Sydow K. 2015. Migranci edukacyjni. Źródło dochodu czy pełnoprawni mieszkańcy miasta?, in: Nie dość użyteczni. Zmagania imigrantów na lokalnym rynku pracy, eds. N. Bloch N., I. Main I., K. Sydow, Poznań: Centrum Badań Migracyjnych UAM, pp. 101-126,

 

♦ Main, I. 2014. High mobility of Polish women: The ethnographic inquiry of Barcelona, International Migration 52(1:130-145. [link]

 

♦ Main, I. 2014. Medical travels of Polish female migrants in Europe, Sociologický časopis/Czech Sociological Review 50(6): 897-918 [link]

 

♦ Czerniejewska, I., Main I. (eds.). 2008. Uchodźcy: teoria i praktyka [Refugees: theory and practice], Poznań: Wydawnictwo Stowarzyszenie Jeden Świat 2008 [pdf]


 

 

Projects:


♦ Norms and Values in the European Migration and Refugee Crisis (NOVAMIGRA) 2018-2021, Horizon 2020, AMU coordinator, researcher [link]

♦ “Let’s talk about refugees, 2017-2019, coordination [link]

 

♦ Mobile Lives, Immobile Realms? Female Mobility Between Poland and Norway, 2015-2019; principal investigator [link]

♦ Migration for welfare: nurses within three regimes of immigration and integration into the Norwegian welfare state (WELLMIG). 2017-2021, AMU team coordinator, researcher [link]

 

♦ AMIGA. Active MIGrAnts on the labor market – a German-Polish cooperation. 2013-2015 (supervisor of the researchers/migrants’ assistants; researcher). [link]

 

♦ Foreigners in Poland: The heterogeneity of large urban centers – A case study of Poznan, 2006-2012, researcher [link]

dr hab. Izabella Main: imain@amu.edu.pl

e-mail: cebam@amu.edu.pl

Centrum Badań Migracyjnych UAM
Collegium Martineum UAM
ul. Święty Marcin 78, 61-809 Poznań
pokój 422

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