Marta Moskal is Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellow in Social Sciences in the School of Education and a member of the Social Justice, Place and Lifelong Education Research Group. She is a tutor for Advanced Educational Research and Advanced Qualitative Methods. She is a member and a seminar convenor for the Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet). Her main research develops around the experiences of migrant children, youth and families. Her work covers the processes of international mobility and education from the perspective of culture and identity change.
Marta Moskal is the PI on the following project (which does not involve people from outside the University of Glasgow)
International Students Mobility
The research works within the growing area of inquiry of international student mobility by exploring the role of education abroad as an integrated part of individual life project of people from ‘developing’ countries. This research, investigates the experiences and practices of international students as one key stakeholder in the process of internationalisation.
Project one: International Students in Scottish Higher Education: Institutional Settings, Individual Life Projects and Identity Change
This project aims to develop a better understanding of the driving forces and resources of international students mobility to Scotland and to explore how their identities are transformed by their experiences in Scotland. Moreover, the research examine the role of Scottish universities to develop strength among students in terms of their strategic positioning within the global labour market as well as building cosmopolitan competences and skills. It advances understanding of the impact of international students on ‘home’ students at Scottish universities and its possible development.
The project received the support from Adam Smith Foundation Seedcorn Fund at he University of Glasgow 2012-13.
Project two: Students Mobility, Culture Change and Capacity Building in Sending Countries – a Comparative Study
The project aims to understand the impact of the processes of internationalisation on individual students and on the sending countries and institutions in terms of culture change and capacity building. The project builds on and continues the study on international students in the UK's higher education. It aims to develop in-depth understanding of mobility by following international students from ‘developing’ countries back home.
This project sets six significant research objectives:
To explore challenges and patterns of change and development among these students.
To examine what are the lasting consequences of these students being matriculated in the UK’s universities.
To examine whether and how students mobility to the UK impact on culture change and capacity building in their home countries and institutions.
To investigate in which extend international student mobility and education in the UK universities contribute to the human development in the sending areas.
To investigate tensions between the global and the local: are mobile students are becoming world citizens, are they loosing their roots are they playing an active part in the life of their nation and their local institution or community.
Finally, to investigate specific methodological issues raise by carrying out ethnography through the mobility lens.
The project received the support from British Academy/ Leverhume Trust small research grants scheme. 2014-15.
Moskal, M. (2014) Polish migrant youth in Scottish schools: conflicted identity and family capital. Journal of Youth Studies, 17 (2). pp. 279-291. ISSN 1367-6261 (doi:10.1080/13676261.2013.815705)
Moskal, M. (2013) Circulating capitals between Poland and Scotland: a transnational perspective on European labour mobility. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 14 (2). pp. 363-379. ISSN 1488-3473
Moskal, M. (2010) Visual methods in researching migrant children's experiences of belonging. Migration Letters, 7 (1). pp. 17-32. ISSN 1741-8984
Moskal, M. (2007) Multicultural regions and language policies in the EU countries. Region and Regionalism, 8 (1). pp. 89-102.
Moskal, M. (2006) Finding ways to manage multi-ethnicity in the regions of Poland. Regionines Studijos, 2 . pp. 67-79. ISSN 2029–2074
Moskal, M. (2004) Language minorities in Poland at the moment of accession to the EU. Noves SL: Revista de sociolinguistica [online], Spring . ISSN 1695-3711
Moskal, M. (2000) Swiadomosc Regionalna Spolecznosci Spisza i Orawy na Terytorium RP. Wladyslaw Pilarczyk, Krakow, Poland. ISBN 9788391405901
Moskal, M. (2013) Transnational social networks, human capital and economic resources of Polish immigrants in Scotland. In: Glorius, B., Grabowska-Lusinska, I. and Kuvik, A. (eds.) Mobility In Transition: Migration Patterns After EU Enlargement. Series: IMISCoe Research . Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 155-168. ISBN 9789089643926
Research Report or Paper
Moskal, M., Ozga, J., and Shapira, M. (2010) The Schooling of Migrant Pupils in Europe: Some Policy Lessons. Working Paper. Centre for Educational Sociology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.
Moskal, M. (2010) Polish Migrant Children's Experiences of Schooling and Home-School Relations in Scotland. Other. Centre for Educational Sociology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.
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