Research Fellows and Assistants
Alicja Bobek is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on the IRC-funded research project 'Learning from Poland'. Her research interests include migration, labour markets, social networks and ethnic and cultural studies. She previously worked as a research assistant on the Migrant Careers and Aspirations Project, one of six projects within the Trinity Immigration Initiative. Alicja has a Phd in Sociology from TCD, an MA in Sociology and an MA in Migration and Ethnic Studies from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Her recent publications include (forthcoming, 2012) 'Polish Migration to Ireland: 'Free Movers' in the New European Mobility Space', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (with T. Krings, E. Moriarty and J. Salamonska) and (2009) 'Working in the Goldrush: Polish migrants' careers and the Irish hospitality sector' in M. Holohan and S. Bolton (eds.) Work Matters: Critical Reflections on Contemporary Work. London: Palgrave (with J. Wickham, E. Moriarty and J. Salamonska).
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Sally Daly is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology. Sally received a PhD from the Dublin Institute of Technology in 2012 and an MSocSC in Social Policy from University College Cork in 2006. Currently she is researcher on the 'Learning from Poland' project which seeks to trace the migratory career paths of Irish graduates as part of a comparative analysis with the 'Migrants Careers and Aspirations' project within the Trinity Immigration Initiative. Her research interests include labour market analysis, migration flows and the issues of food sustainability and agrarian capitalism. She has previously worked both in an advocacy and community development capacity. She has two forthcoming book chapters (2012-13): 'The Home as a Site of Work' Chapter 7 in Irregular Migrant Domestic Workers in Europe: Who Cares? Edited by Anna Triandafyllidou, Surrey: Ashgate Publishing and 'Migrants in the Fields: Making Work Pay' Chapter 3 in Spacing Ireland: Place, society and culture in a post-boom era, edited by Caroline Crowley and Denis Linehan, Manchester: Manchester University Press.
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