Agnieszka Fihel is a demographer, research fellow at Institut national d’études démographiques (Ined) and ICMigrations. She was a visiting scholar at Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics. Her research concerns demographic systems of Central and Eastern European countries and their dissimilarities in comparison to the Western part of the continent. She has conducted several research projects, both as a collaborator and a leader, on late health transition in post-communist countries, intense emigration in the conditions of low demographic dynamics, and the process of regional de-population due to emigration and low return migration. Her most recent interests refer to new immigration to Central Europe.
Anne-Sophie Bentz is Associate Professor of South Asian History at Université Paris Cité (since 2012) and Fellow at IC Migrations (since 2018). She received her PhD from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (2009). She taught International Relations at the University of Toulouse (2009–2011) before taking a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Zurich’s “Asia and Europe” programme (2011–2012). Her research focuses on nationalism and postcolonial theories, as well as refugee and diaspora politics. Her thesis, entitled ‘Nationalism in Exile : Tibetan Refugees in India’ (in French, published in 2010 by the Presses Universitaires de France), focuses on the relations between nationalism and exile by means of a case study on Tibetan refugees in India. She is also the author of several articles and book chapters on other refugee communities in India (Afghan, Burmese and Sri Lankan) and on South Asian refugees in the West (Canada and France). She has recently edited two special issues on South Asian migrants (2021 and 2022) and is currently principal investigator of a project on political mobilisation in exile (IC Migrations).
Simeng Wang is a Permanent Research Fellow at The French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and faculty member at the CERMES3 (Research Centre, Medicine, Science, Health, Mental Health and Society). Since 2009, Wang Simeng has been working on Chinese immigration in France. Her scientific publications include Chinese Migrants in Paris. The Narratives of Illusion and Suffering (Brill Editions, 2021) and Chinese immigrants in Europe : image, identity and social participation (Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2020). Her current work is built around two poles, the first at the intersection of Asian migration and health in a globalised world ; the second on the experiences of racism and discrimination among Asian origin elites in France. She is also coordinating the research network on East and South-East Asian Migrations in France (http://www.migrations-asiatiques-en-france.cnrs.fr/).
Marta Jaroszewicz is a political scientist, assistant professor in Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw (CMR UW). Her research areas include : links between migration and security, critical security studies, migration policies in the EU’s eastern neighborhood and at the Eurasian area. Currently she is a principal investigator in projects : “Securitisation (de-securitisation) of migration on the example of Ukrainian migration to Poland and internal migration in Ukraine and “Mobility, migration and the COVID-19 epidemic : governing emergencies in Lithuania and Poland”, both funded by National Science Centre of Poland. Her previous works have been published in e.g. Nature Human Behavour, Journal of Contemporary European Research, East European Politics, Central and Eastern European Migration Review (CEEMR).
Kseniya Homel is doctoral candidate in Sociology at the Institute of Applied Social Science, University of Warsaw and associate member of the Center of Migration Research. Her PhD research is about female migrant agency and self-organization. Kseniya focuses on gender aspects of organizational patterns, female empowerment, social action and networking.
Magdalena Lesińska is political scientist, Assistant Professor and Deputy Director in Centre of Migration Research at University of Warsaw (CMR UW), Head of Postgraduate Studies “Contemporary International Migration Processes”. Her areas of expertise are diaspora and migration policy in Poland and CEE countries, political and public participation of diaspora members in transnational space, including external voting. She has conducted several research projects. Currently she is Principal Investigator in project entitled “Diaspora policy in the context of post-accession emigration. Comparative perspective of Poland, Hungary and Lithuania”, funded by the National Science Centre in Poland. Her previous works have been published in e.g. Journal of Sociology, Ethnopolitics, International Migration, Central and Eastern European Migration Review (CEEMR).