Dr Joanna Kostka

Lecturer in Social Work

Research Interests

My research interests include EU public policy (European integration, equality policy, cohesion policy), minority issues (with specific focus on Roma inclusion) theories of migration, participatory action research, community development, social movements and postcolonial studies

My work has appeared in Social Inclusion Journal "Implementation of Roma Inclusion Policies: Why Defining the Problem Matters", http://www.cogitatiopress.com/ojs/index.php/socialinclusion/article/view/231 European Education Research Journal Vol 13, Issue 3, 2014 "Structural Dimensions of Roma School Desegregation Policies in Central and Eastern Europe" co-authored with Iulius Rostas, Roma Rights Journal "National Roma integration strategy:do good intentions fail?" http://www.errc.org/article/roma-rights-2013-national-roma-integration-strategies-what-next/4238/5

I collaborated on numerous international research projects including: Horizon 2020 TransCrisis Project "Enhancing the EU’s transboundary crisis management capacity", ERASMUS for Young Entrepreneurs "Social Enterprise as an Engine for Social Inclusion", Local Engagement for Roma Inclusion (LERI), Mutual Action Targeting Racism, Intolerance and Xenophobia (Roma Matrix), "A Good Start" Project.

I worked with different research centers, policy conslutancy and advocacy institutions including: Center for Policy Studies Central European University- Budapest Hungary, SciencesPo Centre of European Studies- Paris France, EPIC Non-For-Profit Organization - Bratislava Slovakia, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), Budapest Institute for Policy Analysis, Roma Education Fund - Budapest Hungary, CEU Roma Access Programme - Budapest Hungary, Open Society Institute - Budapest Hungary, NOMADA Association - Wroclaw Poland

Curently I teach MA1 Module Social Devisions and Social Diversity (SWK.421) and BA1 Contemporary Social Problems (SWK. 116)

Aproximación crítica a la participación y el empoderamiento
Participation in conference

24th International Conference of Europeanists "Sustainability and Transformation"
Participation in conference

Biennial Conference of the Finish Anthropological Society
Participation in conference

Gender and the Economic Crisis
Participation in conference

Moving Cities: Contested Views on Urban Life
Participation in conference

Housing activism: Beyond the West
Participation in conference

Qualitative Social Work (Journal)
Publication peer-review

TransCrisis Meeting
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Ethnic and Racial Studies (Journal)
Editorial activity

VIII Congreso sobre Migraciones Internacionales en Espana
Participation in conference

IV Forum ds. Lokalnych Polityk Migracyjnych (IV Forum on Local Migration Policies)
Participation in conference

Roma Participating in Policymaking and Knowledge Production
Participation in conference

Roma empowerment and housing policy dialogue practices in the Visegrad countries and Macedonia
Participation in conference

UACES Evolving Europe: Voices of the Future
Participation in conference

Decade of Roma Inclusion - Perspectives on EU Funding for Roma Inclusion
Participation in conference

UACES 42nd Annual Conference: Old Borders - New Frontiers
Participation in conference

Dissemination conference of A Good Start Project
Participation in conference

HKAC: Local Governance, Decentralization and Participation - Meta-Governance Perspectives
Participation in conference

Monitoring and Evaluation of Roma Projects and Policies
Participation in conference

BMW Center for German and European Studies 2011 Graduate Student Conference
Participation in conference