Elżbieta Mirga-Wójtowicz

Elżbieta Mirga-Wójtowicz
Pedagogical University of Cracow · Institute of Political Science

Master of Arts

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Introduction
Elżbieta Mirga-Wójtowicz Phd candidate at the Institute of Political Science, Pedagogical University of Cracow. Since 2016, she has been cooperating with the Center for Migration Research at the University of Warsaw. Currently, her research focuses on the migration of Polish Roma.

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Publications (16)
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Artykuł podejmuje, nieobecną do tej pory w polskich badaniach romologicznych, tematykę internetowych (rodzinnych i towarzyskich) praktyk polskich Romów. Głównego kontekstu dostarcza pandemia koronawirusa (Covid-19) i towarzyszący jej stan zamknięcia (lockdown) i konieczność zachowania tzw. dystansu społecznego w okresie od połowy marca do końca kwi...
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The article discusses the case of academic silence with regards to the migration of Roma from Poland – both in Polish Romani studies and in migration studies. The absence of Romani migration in migration research in Poland is contrasted with the absence of the subject of migration in Romani studies, offering a glimpse into fundamental assumptions,...
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Introduction: pandemics, community life and cyberspace Historically speaking, epidemics and pandemics have always impacted culture, the economy, modes of governance and – since the association of the disease with death – religion. In this respect, Covid-19 appears as no different than for instance the mediaeval Black Death which has been deeply imp...
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Kluczowe obszary, którymi należy się zająć stanowią w nowym Programie na rzecz Romów 2021-20301 czyli nowej strategii na rzecz Romów w Polsce2 to antycyganizm oraz edukacja skutkująca zatrudnieniem i uczestnictwem w życiu politycznym. Stypendia i przejście z edukacji do zatrudnienia Edukacja (zawodowa i wyższa) powinna prowadzić do zatrudnienia, a...
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Education that results in employment, political participation, and antigypsyism are critical areas to be addressed in the new Roma Programme 2021-2030, the new national strategy for Roma in Poland. Scholarship schemes and transitions from education to employment Education (vocational and tertiary) should lead to employment and, as such, employment...
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Góralszczyzna mniej znana. W poszukiwaniu lokalnych tradycji jest próbą zarysowania etnograficznego obrazu polskiej góralszczyzny, ale nie rości sobie pretensji do całościowego, monograficznego omówienia. Nie zawiera też ostatecznych podsumowań ani konstatacji. Rysuje się jako projekt otwierający, zapraszający do dyskusji, a nade wszystko do pogłęb...
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ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE MIGRATION OF POLISH ROMA: FILLING THE GAP IN THE MIGRATION AND ROMA STUDIES The article discusses the main findings of a two-year long pioneering research project on Roma migration from three localities in Poland (Czarna Góra, Mława and Nowa Huta) to the UK. The authors notice the peculiar academic silence around migration of Ro...
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The Roma Programme 2014-2020 is a functioning governmental mechanism that follows the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies and supports four priority areas: employment, education, healthcare and housing. The implementation of the Programme is financially supported through Poland’s State budget and the EU Structural Funds. The Progr...
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Until recently, the migration of Polish Roma has not been a subject of an academic inquiry. This article aim is to shed light on some issues related to transnational living and identity of Polish Roma in anthropological perspective1. The findings of our research suggest that Roma migrations from Poland are not categorically different from non-Roma...
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This report presents the main findings from a research project which explored international migration of Polish Roma since 1989. For many observers it may come as a surprise that a group stereotypically associated with mobility and nomadic lifestyle has never been the subject of interest from Polish migration scholars. Also, despite its rich tradit...
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Not all migrants from Poland are ethnic Poles – in fact, this is one frequently held misconception in migration studies. National or ethnic minorities from a given country also migrate and their mobility patterns, settlement, transnational living may be different from the majority population – take the example of the migration of Germans from Roman...
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Not all migrants from Poland are ethnic Poles – in fact, this is one frequently held misconception in migration studies. National or ethnic minorities from a given country also migrate and their mobility patterns, settlement, transnational living may be different from the majority population – take the example of the migration of Germans from Roman...
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The article discusses the case of academic silence around migration of Roma from Poland – both in Polish Romani studies (romology) and migration studies. The absence of Roma migration in migration research in Poland is contrasted with the absence of the subject of migration in Romani studies. Paradoxically, the group associated in the social imagin...
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In the plethora of studies on post-1989 and especially the post emigration from Poland, Polish Roma migrants have been remarkably absent. Also only recently we can observe the growing interest in research of the religious life of Polish migrants abroad. Filling that scholarly gap we shed light on the religious continuity and change (conversions) of...
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The main goal of the “Integration Programme for the Roma Community in Poland 2014-2020”, which is the Polish National Roma Integration Strategy, is to increase the social integration through educational activities (including cultural, historical and civic education), vocational development, health and improvement of the housing situation. Gender an...
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This article discusses the phenomenon of academic silence in regard to Romani migration from Poland—both in Polish Romani studies and in migration studies. The absence of the subject of Romani migration in migration research in Poland is contrasted with the absence of the subject of migration in Romani studies. Paradoxically, the group most associa...

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Projects (2)
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This project focuses on examining the migration of Polish Roma and their transnational lives in the context of changes in the EU’s functioning regarding the mobility regime. According to Roma organizations own estimates there has been a veritable exodus with sometimes over 90% of local Roma populations emigrating or otherwise engaging in international mobility, mostly to Germany and United Kingdom. The research will focus on transnational Roma families in several social spaces in Germany, Great Britain and Poland. The situation of this minority is particularly important in the context of Great Britain leaving the European Union, which may affect their livelihoods, constraint or stimulate further mobility – to Germany or back to Poland. This research aims at shedding some light on migratory movements of that group taking an anthropological perspective and using qualitative methods – participant observation, interviews and spending considerable amount of time with migrating Roma, their friends and family who stay in Poland, as well as those Polish Roma that live in Great Britain and Germany. Applying the multi-sited ethnography with the participatory principle of working with Roma researchers on studentships, this project will analyse Polish Roma patterns of migrations, the ways with which international EU mobility impacts on some aspects of their culture and what happens to Polish Roma’s sense of identity once no longer in Poland.