Dr Magda Mogilnicka

Dr Magda Mogilnicka

Dr Magda Mogilnicka
Research Associate

G.02, 4 Priory Road,
11 Priory Road, Clifton, Bristol
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School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Lived diversities of conditional citizens: Poles’ encounters with difference in Britain

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PhD in Sociology, University of Bristol

MSc Social Research, University of Bath

BA Social Work, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland


Magda's research interests are in the fields of ethnicity, lived diversities, whiteness studies, everyday racism. Her PhD thesis explores everyday encounters with difference of post-accession Polish citizens living in Britain. Based on ten months of ethnographic fieldwork combined with in-depth interviews, the research explores the complexities of Poles’ everyday practices with cultural others that reflect their understandings of racial, ethnic and religious diversity in the British context. The research aims to offer both methodological and conceptual contributions to the current literature on lived diversities. It elaborates on concepts such as conviviality, everyday cosmopolitanism, everyday racism as contradictory practices expressed by the same individuals depending on a social context. The research situates these complex practices within the broader context of British national hierarchies of belonging. 


As a Senior Teaching Associate last year I taught qualitative research methods, gender and migration, sociologies of everyday life on undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I also supervised undegraduate dissertations and provided pastoral care as a personal tutor for undergraduate and postgraduate students. I also taught Key Social Thinkers for four years during my PhD course.

Fields of interest

Everyday multiculturalism; everyday racism, migration, whiteness studies, race, ethnicity

Latest publications

  1. Fox, J & Mogilnicka, M, 2019, ‘Pathological integration, or, how East Europeans use racism to become British’. British Journal of Sociology, vol 70., pp. 5-23
  2. Karlsen, S, Mogilnicka, M, Carver, N & Pantazis, C, 2019, ‘Female genital mutilation: Empirical evidence supports concerns about statistics and safeguarding’. BMJ, vol 364., pp. 915
  3. Karlsen, S, Carver, N, Mogilnicka, M & Pantazis, C, 2019, ‘When safeguarding becomes stigmatising: A report on the impact of FGM-safeguarding procedures on people with a Somali heritage living in Bristol’. University of Bristol

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