Dr Aleksandra Lewicki

Dr Aleksandra Lewicki

Dr Aleksandra Lewicki
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School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies


My work focuses on the comparative study of discourses, acts and practices of citizenship in Europe.

I am interested in discourses and practices that iterate, perpetuate or neutralize, and thereby continuously reproduce structural inequalities and institutional discrimination. A particular concern lies with contemporary forms of racism, such as Orientalism or Islamophobia, and the ways in which they manifest within public institutions. I also explore political struggles that contest colonial rationalities of power. 

Empirically, I have studied political mobilisation, lobbying and consultation, arts-based activism, the negotiation and scope of equality laws, as well as policies of anti-discrimination. Find out more on http://aleksandra-lewicki.net/.

I currently hold a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Freie Universität Berlin, where I work on a study of institutional discrimination in social and health care services for older people in Germany.


Social Justice through Citizenship? The Politics of Muslim Integration in Germany and Great Britain, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 

Souveränität im Wandel. Zur Aktualität eines normativen Begriffs, Münster: Lit, 2006.

Selected Journal Articles:

2017, ‘“The dead are coming”: Acts of Citizenship at Europe’s Borders’, Citizenship Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13621025.2016.1252717.

2017, with Therese O’Toole: ‘Acts and Practices of Citizenship: Muslim Women’s Activism in the UK’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2016.1216142.

2016, with Marta Bivand Erdal: ‘Moving Citizens: Citizenship Practices among Polish Migrants in the UK and Norway’, Social Identities, 22 (1): 112 – 128, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504630.2015.1110371.

2014 ‘Citizenship beyond Multiculturalism? Social Justice Requirements in Diverse Societies’, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 22 (4): 483 – 498, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14782804.2014.936370.


I have previously taught Social Identities and Divisions, Contemporary Social Inequalities and Comparative Politics and Government.

Fields of interest

Citizenship, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, institutional discrimination, Islam in Europe, health and social care for older people

Latest publications

  1. Lewicki, A & O'Toole, T, 2017, ‘Acts and Practices of Citizenship: Muslim Women's Activism in the UK’. Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol 40., pp. 152-171
  2. Lewicki, AE, O'Toole, T & Modood, T, 2014, ‘Building the Bridge: Muslim community engagement in Bristol’. University of Bristol

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