Dr Aneta Piekut joined the Sheffield Methods Institute in 2014. Before that she worked as a researcher at the Universities of Warsaw (the Centre of Migration Research, 2005-2009), Leeds and Sheffield (2010-2014). She completed her PhD at the University of Warsaw in 2009. Her doctoral research was partially funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland (2005-2009).
At SMI she also acts as a Deputy Director of PGR training at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Employability Lead (e.g. coordinating the PlaceME@SMI scheme) and Internationalisation Tutor for undergraduate studies.
She is sociologist by training, but her research spans disciplinary boundaries. Her research focuses on the relationship between ethnic diversity and social cohesion, attitudes towards immigration and ethnic minorities, as well as integration and socio-spatial segregation. She employs mixed method approach in my research, from advanced statistical methods to creative in-depth interviewing.
She published widely in leading academic journals on issues of migration, ethnicity and segregation (e.g. European Sociological Review, Sociology, Social Science Research, Social & Cultural Geography, Journal of Economic and Social Geography (TESG)), and in 2017 she won the prestigious SAGE Prize for Innovation and Excellence awarded by the British Sociological Association’s (BSA) for a paper published in Sociology journal.
|Teaching||Aneta is a certified Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) since 2017.
Methods are not neutral tools of data collection and analysis, so in her modules Aneta encourages students to critically reflect on why and how they apply them. As with other lecturers at SMI, Aneta's teaching is research-led, with substantial time devoted to hands-on practice with data.
Aneta convened the following core modules for BA Quantitative Social Sciences (QSS) degree:
Aneta also coordinates an annual SMI Student Conference, which brings together students from all cohorts of BA Applies Social Sciences and BA Quantitative Social Sciences.
|PhD Supervision and interests||
Aneta's current PhD supervision:
Aneta's is interested in supervising motivated research students in the following areas:
- Piekut A, Pryce G & van Gent W (2019) Segregation in the Twenty First Century: Processes, Complexities and Future Directions. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie.
- Dean N, Dong G, Piekut A & Pryce GB (2018) Frontiers in Residential Segregation: Understanding Neighbourhood Boundaries and Their Impacts. Tijdschrift Voor Economische En Sociale Geografie. View this article in WRRO
- Piekut A & Valentine G (2017) Spaces of encounter and attitudes towards difference: A comparative study of two European cities. Social Science Research, 62, 175-188. View this article in WRRO
- Harris C, Jackson L, Piekut A & Valentine G (2017) Attitudes towards the ‘stranger’: negotiating encounters with difference in the UK and Poland. Social & Cultural Geography, 18(1), 1-18. View this article in WRRO
- Piekut A & Valentine G (2016) Perceived Diversity and Acceptance of Minority Ethnic Groups in Two Urban Contexts. European Sociological Review, 32(3), 339-354. View this article in WRRO
- Mayblin L, Piekut A & Valentine G (2016) ‘Other’ Posts in ‘Other’ Places: Poland through a Postcolonial Lens?. Sociology, 50(1), 60-76. View this article in WRRO
- Harris C, Jackson L, Mayblin, L, Piekut A & Valentine G (2015) ‘Big Brother welcomes you’: exploring innovative methods for research with children and young people outside of the home and school environments. Qualitative Research, 15(5), 583-599. View this article in WRRO
- Valentine G, Piekut A, Winiarska A, Harris C & Jackson L (2015) Mapping the meaning of ‘difference’ in Europe: A social topography of prejudice. Ethnicities, 15(4), 568-585. View this article in WRRO
- Valentine G, Piekut A & Harris C (2014) Intimate encounters: The negotiation of difference within the family and its implications for social relations in public space. Geographical Journal. View this article in WRRO
- Piekut A, Vieten Ulrike M. & Valentine Gill (2014) Seeking ‘the New Normal’? Troubled spaces of encountering visible differences in Warsaw. Polish Sociological Review, 2014(4). View this article in WRRO
- Piekut A (2014) Migration and modernisation - An alternative. polemic essay with Marek Okólski's article "modernising impacts of emigration". Studia Socjologiczne(1), 157-169. View this article in WRRO
- Piekut A (2013) You’ve got Starbucks and Coffee Heaven... I Can Do This! Spaces of Social Adaptation of Highly Skilled Migrants in Warsaw. Central and Eastern European Migration Review, 2(1). View this article in WRRO
- Piekut A, Rees P, Valentine G & Kupiszewski M (2012) Multidimensional diversity in two European cities: Thinking beyond ethnicity. Environment and Planning A, 44(12), 2988-3009. View this article in WRRO
- Piekut A & Grzymała-Kazłowska A (2007) Czy mamy juz w Polsce mala Ukraine i polskie Viettown? Spoleczno-przestrzenne wzory zamieszkiwania imigrantów w metropolii warszawskiej. Studia Lokalne i Regionalne, 4(30). View this article in WRRO
- Piekut A & Grzymała-Kazłowska A (2018) Integracja migrantów w społeczeństwie przyjmującym In Lesińska M & Okólski M (Ed.), 25 wykładów o migracjach (pp. 178-195). Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar.
- Piekut A & Valentine G (2016) Unpacking Prejudice: Narratives of Homophobia in Cross-National Context In Vieten UM & Valentine G (Ed.), Cartographies of Differences. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 15-40). Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien: Peter Lang.
- Piekut A (2012) Visible and Invisible Ethnic ‘Others’ in Warsaw: Spaces of Encounter and Places of Exclusion In Grubbauer M & Kusiak J (Ed.), Chasing Warsaw Socio-Material Dynamics of Urban Change since 1990 Campus Verlag
- Piekut A, Górny A & Stefańska R (2012) From (many) datasets to (one) integration monitoring system in Poland? In Bijn R & Verweij A (Ed.), Measuring and Monitoring Immigrant Integration in Europe. Integration Policies and Monitoring Efforts in 17 European Countries
- Piekut A (2010) The social dimension of integration In Grabowska-Lusinska I, Okolski M, Gorny A & Lesinska M (Ed.), Immigration to Poland: Policy - Labour Market - Integration
- Piekut ANETA (2008) Wielość wymiarów – zatem jaka integracja? Przegląd tematyki i metod badań integracyjnych In Grzymala-Kazłowska A & Łodziński S (Ed.), Problemy integracji imigrantów koncepcje, badania, polityki Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
- Piekut A Stopping segregation: it’s not just where you live, it’s the places you go that matter.
- Piekut A You’re probably wrong, but there’s data to understand why.
- Piekut A Using Eurovision to explain sampling bias.
- Piekut A Revealed: the truth about ethnic diversity of neighbourhoods.
- Piekut A, Rees P, Valentine G & Kupiszewski M (2011) The tale of two cities: Diversity in Leeds and Warsaw. Working Paper of the University of Leeds, School of Geography, 11. View this article in WRRO
- Piekut A (2014) Book review: "Ethnic Diversity and Social Cohesion. Immigration, Ethnic Fractionalization and Potentials for Civic Action" by Merlin Schaeffer, Ashgate, 2014. Central and Eastern European Migration Review, 1(3), 137-140. View this article in WRRO