Dr Aneta Piekut

Lecturer in Quantitative Social Sciences

Aneta Piekut

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Aneta joined the Sheffield Methods Institute as a Lecturer in Quantitative Methods in 2014. She received her PhD in Sociology in 2010 after defending her PhD thesis “Highly skilled foreign employees in transnational corporations in Warsaw” at the Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Warsaw.

In 2005-2010 she was involved in comparative studies of international migration patterns in the Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw. In 2010-2014 she worked as a post-doctoral researcher for LIVEDIFFERENCE research programme at the Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, where she was responsible for secondary data analysis and mapping social diversity in Leeds and Warsaw, cross-sectional survey data investigation and conducting narrative interviews with Polish research participants.

Research interests


Social diversity, attitudes and prejudice, highly skilled migration, ethnic minorities’ integration, socio-spatial segregation, urban sociology, quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Other information

Member of the Centre of Migration Research University of Warsaw (since 2005)
Member of Editorial Board of Central and Eastern European Migration Review (Book Review Editor)
Leader of “Diversity, Migration and Social Cohesion” (Div/Mig/Soc) research network

Journal articles

Chapters

  • 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

Website content

  • 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.

Working papers

  • 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

Book reviews

  • 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