Prof Anne White
Head of Teaching Programmes
Professor of Polish Studies and Social and Political Science
My current research interests are migration (in general) and social change in Poland, as well as Polish migration. I have recently completed projects on return migration to Poland and the links between long-term unemployment and migration in Poland. I am currently working on a project on the impact of migration on Poland, as a sending country.
I have published monographs on declining regime control over citizens' leisure time in Poland, Hungary and the USSR (1953-87); social movements under Gorbachev; small-town Russia in the 1990s (with particular focus on livelihood strategies and identities); and post-2004 family migration from Poland to Western Europe. My other research projects include studies of Memorial; Russian gender roles; internal migration. in Russia; and Ismail Kadare.
I am happy to supervise research students working on any aspect of Polish society, politics and recent history; migration to and from Central and Eastern Europe (including topics focusing on the UK); and broader sociological/anthropological topics within the SSEES region.
I run the Polish Migration Website.
|PhD, London School of Economics and Political Science (Government and Sociology Departments), 1989|
|BA (History and Russian), University of Oxford, 1983|