Justyna Sarnowska (MA), PhD Candidate

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Justyna Sarnowska is an Assistant at the Youth Research Lab. She has been awarded a PhD Scholarship and works as Research Coordinator in the Sonata Bis Peers & Migration project.

Justyna graduated from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities and is currently a PhD Candidate at the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Studies Program of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities. She is preparing a doctoral thesis Socializing role of international migration in school-to-work-transition.  In 2014, she has won the prestigious Florian Znaniecki’s Best Master Thesis Award granted by the Polish Sociological Association. Her award-winning work was titled Strategies of social sciences’ graduates in the labour market [Strategie funkcjonowania absolwentow nauk spolecznych na rynku pracy] and was supervised by Professor Izabela Grabowska.

In August 2016, Justyna has participated in the IMISCOE PhD Summer School at Princeton University.

Earlier, she was research coordinator for the project Carrier paths of graduates ‘of University of Social Sciences and Humanities – the value of diploma and education with work combining  founded from the statutory funds of the SWPS University.

She was also the researcher in the project Cultural diffusion through social remittances between Poland and UK funded by National Sciences Centre Poland, led by Izabela Grabowska.

She cooperates with the Centre of Migration Research of the University of Warsaw, where she is the secretariat’s coordinator of the Postgraduate Programme ‘Contemporary International Migration’.

From 2012 to 2015 she had collaborate with the private sector, providing business customers with solutions connected to the international recruitment of workers.

Justyna specialises in school-to-work-transitions, alumni’ career paths and mobility of youngsters.

Research projects:

05.2016-04.2020 Peer groups&migration/ National Sciences Centre Poland

10.2015-12.2015  Carrier paths of graduates ‘of University of Social Sciences and Humanities – the value of diploma and education with work combining/the statutory funds of the SWPS University

09.2014-08.2015 Cultural diffusion through social remittances between Poland and UK/ National Sciences Centre Poland

Selected publications:

Sarnowska J., Grabowska I. (in press). Młodzi dorośli łączący studia z pracą. Studium przypadku absolwentów socjologii i kulturoznawstwa Uniwersytetu SWPS. Górnośląskie Studia Socjologiczne.

Sarnowska J. (2016). DOUBLE TRANSITION: UNIVERSITY-TO-WORK ABROAD AND ADULTHOOD. Rocznik Lubuski, 42(2a), 215-228.

Sarnowska J. (2016). Absolwenci nauk społecznych na rynku pracy. Youth Working Papers No. 3/2016, Warszawa: SWPS Uniwersytet Humanistycznospołeczny – Młodzi w Centrum Lab.

Sarnowska J., Głowacka L., Kalinowska A., Sobaś-Mikołajczyk P., Wiśniewska D., Grabowska I., Jastrzębowska-Tyczkowska A. (2016). Łączenie edukacji z pracą jako wyznacznik współczesnego pokolenia młodych dorosłych w potransformacyjnej Polsce? Youth Working Papers No. 1/2016, Warszawa: SWPS Uniwersytet Humanistycznospołeczny – Młodzi w Centrum Lab.

Sarnowska J. (2015). Strategie funkcjonowania na rynku pracy absolwentów nauk społecznych w Wiśniewska-Paź B. (red) Wyzwania rynku edukacyjnego wobec rynku pracy. Wymiary lokalne, regionalne i ponadregionalne, Socjologia LXI, Wrocław, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, s. 387-400.

Member of IMISCOE

Member of Polish Sociological Association (Member of Youth and Education Research Section)

Vice-president of University of Social Sciences and Humanities PhD Students’ Government