Ewa Morawska

Professor of Sociology, University of Essex

Ewa Morawska holds MA degrees in Sociology and History from the University of Warsaw
and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Boston University. Between 1984 and 2003, she was affiliated
with the Departments of Sociology and History at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,
and since 2004, she has been Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex. She has had
research fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Institute for Advanced
Study at Princeton, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford Uni-
versity, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies,
Lichtenberg-Kolleg - the Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study, and the Max-Planck-Institut
zur Erforschung multireligiöser und multiethnischer Gesellschaften.

Morawska’s fields of specialization are social theory, the comparative historical sociology of
international migration and inter-group relations, and ethnographic research methods. Her recent
publications include “The Verstehende Approach in Migration Research: Questions It Invites and
Answers It Accommodates” (forthcoming); “Promising Directions of Future Migration Research:
Three Suggestions” (forthcoming); International Migration Research: Constructions, Omissions,
and Promises of Interdisciplinarity
(co-edited with M. Bommes, 2005); “Composite Meaning,
Flexible Ranges, and Multi-Level Conditions of Conviviality: Exploring the Polymorph,” European
Journal of Cultural Studies
(2014); “Toward a Reconciliation of the Structuration and Morphogenesis
Theories of Social Processes ‘Tested’ in the Eventful Historical Analysis”, Current Perspectives in
Social Theory
(2013); “Multiculturalism from Below: Reflections of an Immigrant Ethnographer”,
Debating Multiculturalism in the Nordic Welfare States  (2013); “Ethnicity as a Primordial-Situational-
Constructed Experience: Different Times, Different Places, Different Constellations”, Studies in
Contemporary Jewry

During her stay at SCAS, Morawska will work on a project comparing ground-level multiculturalism
or everyday inter-group relations in three cities in the past: Renaissance Venice, Enlightenment-era
St. Petersburg, and Wilhelmine Berlin.

This information is accurate as of the academic year 2017-18.