Alina Rzepnikowska

Research Associate at the University of Manchester

Alina Rzepnikowska is a Research Associate at the University of Manchester. She was awarded with PhD in 2016. Her doctoral research built on the concept of conviviality through empirical exploration of everyday relations between Polish migrant women and the local population in Manchester and Barcelona. This research bridged various disciplines, including Sociology, Migration Studies, Geography, Race and Ethnicity, Gender Studies and Spanish Studies.

Alina managed Parasol Research Project in 2016, funded by the Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner's Office and Home Office, which focused on exploitation and discrimination at work, human trafficking and modern slavery, and domestic violence.

Her teaching experiences in the field of migration includes teaching Migration and Health at the University College London. She also worked as an Associate Lecturer of Spanish Language and Culture at the University of Central Lancashire and as a secondary teacher of Spanish at the Bishop David Brown Secondary School in Surrey.

Alina was also involved in the Migrants' Rights Network's EU Migrant Voices Project aiming to get the voices of EU citizens in the run-up to the general elections and the EU Referendum.

Research interest: migration, integration, diversity, conviviality, cities, race, ethnicity, class, whiteness, health