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Research Profile

Mrs Aleksandra Kaczmarek-Day 


Position:PhD Student
School:Social Sciences

Address:1-3 Museum Place

Qualifications

  • 2008-present: 1+3 ESRC funded PhD in Education at Cardiff University
  • 2007 M.Sc. in Education, Cardiff University
  • 1990 Master of Polish Philology (M.A.), Higher School of Pedagogy, Czestochowa, Poland

Teaching Profile

  • 2007-2010 Learn Tutor (Polish Language), Cardiff Centre of Lifelong Learning, Cardiff University

Research Interests

  • Family and children migration
  • Transnational childhoods
  • Intercultural education
  • Bilingualism
  • Children-centred research methods

PhD Topic / Area

Thesis Title: Polish children’s negotiations of their identity and belonging in Wales.

My ethnographic study explores Polish children’s social worlds and experiences of migration, adaptation and integration into Welsh society. I focus on how middle-childhood children (aged 8-12) are negotiating their identities in school, home and neighbourhood, within a South Wales urban multicultural context. The study uses participatory methodologies to engage children in data production and allow their voices to speak throughout the research.

Supervisors

Prof Sally Power

Dr Sally Holland