Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Dr Bozena Sojka

Research AssociatePhD

Room: 3 East 3.11
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 4115


Bozena Sojka received her MSc in the field of Human & Physical Geography from the Jan Kochanowski University (JKU) in in Poland and MRes in Social Research Methods from the University of Aberdeen. At Swansea University she completed her PhD on immigrants' experiences of new racism, using the Republic of Cyprus as an empirical case study.

Bozena’s research interests are primarily in the area of social identities and belonging, geographies of international migration and, related to this, different forms of stratification, social hierarchy and inequality. This includes a focus on racism and the implications of diversity and nationality for social rights.

Currently Bozena is a Research Associate at the Department of Social & Policy Sciences at Bath University working on the NORFACE project entitled: "Mobile Welfare in a Transnational Europe: An Analysis of Portability Regimes of Social Security Rights" (TRANSWEL). This project explores how portability regulations incorporate gendered, ethnicized/nationalized, age-related, class-related and other discourses of belonging and maps the experiences of inequality resulting from possible limitations to the portability of social security rights.

Research interests

  • Social identities and belonging
  • Geographies of international migration
  • Inequality and racism
  • The governance of migration

Current projects