Magdalena LESINKA

Country of residence


Brief introduction

Deputy Director, Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw


PhD, 2006, political science, University of Wroclaw

Academic profile

My present research interests focus on national and European migration policy, Polish diaspora, citizenship, political rights and participation of immigrants. My academic interests include also nationalism, rights and political mobilization of ethnic and national minorities, with special focus on Roma population in Poland and Central Eastern Europe. I am a co-editor of several books, and author of dozen or so articles and working papers, among them analyses of migration policy of Poland and other CEE countries, and political recommendations.


  • 2011. Migration policy matters: A comparative analysis of policy recommendations, in: M. Okólski (ed.), “Europe: The Continent of Immigrants: Trends, Structures and Policy Implications”. Amsterdam University Press (to be published).
  • 2011. Politics, Irregular Migration and Borders in the EU: The Southern and Eastern Perspectives, in: K. Rękawek (ed.), “Non-military aspects of security in V4 countries - prospects for co-operation”, V4 Papers, no. 3. Polish Institute of International Affairs, Warsaw, pp 113-126.


immigrants, national and ethnic minorities, migration policy, integration, political participation

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