Kasia joined Middlesex University as Lecturer in 2020. Prior to that, she was Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology at the University of Gloucestershire and has previously held research posts at the University of York, University of Cambridge and Södertörn University in Sweden. Kasia's PhD explored conflicts around race, religion and gender in the public sphere in Poland. She works on Islamophobia, Central and Eastern Europe and the intersections of race, gender and religion.
Kasia is Co-I for the ESRC-funded project 'Health, social, economic and cultural impacts of COVID-19 on migrant essential workers in the UK' mapping the impact of Covid on Polish essential workers @MigrEssentWork
PhD Human Geography, University of Sheffield, 2015
MSc Globalisation and Development, SOAS, 2010
MA Ethnology and Gender Studies, Stockholm University, 2008
BA Sociology and Gender Studies, Stockholm University, 2004
Gawlewicz, Anna, Narkowicz, Kasia and Wright, Sharon (2023) Heroes or villains? Migrant essential workers and combined hostilities of Covid-19 and Brexit. Discover Society: New Series, 3 (2): https://discoversociety.org/2023/03/30/heroes-or-villains-migrant-essential-workers-and-combined-hostilities-of-covid-19-and-brexit/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=heroes-or-villains-migrant-essential-workers-and-combined-hostilities-of-covid-19-and-brexit
Narkowicz, Kasia (2023) White enough, not white enough: Racism and racialization among Poles in the UK. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 49(6):1534-1551: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1369183X.2022.2154913
Rekviashvili, Lela and Narkowicz, Kasia, Karkov, Nikolay, Valiavicharska, Zhivka and Tichindeleanu, Ovidiu (2022) Introduction: conjunctural geographies of post-socialist and postcolonial conditions. Connections: A Journal for Historians and Area Specialists . pp. 1-10. ISSN 2196-5323, available OA: https://www.connections.clio-online.net/searching/id/artikel-5504?title=special-issue-conjunctural-geographies-of-post-socialist-and-postcolonial-conditions-introduction&recno=19&q=&sort=&fq=&total=7403
Kumar, M and Narkowicz, K (2022) The Un-Human Beings. The Denial of Muslim Migrants’ Bodies in India and Poland, Interventions: Internaional Journal of Postcolonial Studies
Narkowicz, K (2021) What is the Price for Defending “Fortress Europe”? Berliner Gazette, 21 Dec, https://blogs.mediapart.fr/berliner-gazette/blog/211221/black-box-east-what-price-defending-fortress-europe
Kumar, M and Narkowicz, K (2021) Editorial. Postcolonial - Postsocialist Decolonial Investigations: A Programmatic Overture. Artha Journal of Social Sciences, 20(2):v-xii (full text OA)
Narkowicz, K and Ginelli, Z (2021) Black Box East: How Anti-Colonial Rhetorics are Obstructing Decolonial Critique. Berliner Gazette. 24 July, https://blogs.mediapart.fr/berliner-gazette/blog/240621/black-box-east-how-anti-colonial-rhetorics-are-obstructing-decolonial-critique
Narkowicz, K and Kumar, M (2021) Gendered nationalism in India and Poland: postcolonial and postsocialist conditions in times of populism, In: Postcolonial and Postsocialist Dialogues: Intersections, Opacities, Challenges in Feminist Theorizing and Practice, edited by Edited By Redi Koobak, Madina Tlostanova, Suruchi Thapar-Björkert
Cowen, H, Jones, D and Narkowicz, K (2020) Globalisation and Social Policy, In: Bochel and Daly (eds) Social Policy (4th Edition), Routledge: London
Ali, N, Phillips, R, Chambers, C, Narkowicz, K, Hopkins, P and Pande, R (2020) Halal dating: Changing relationship attitudes and experiences among young British Muslims. Sexualities, 23 (5-6). pp. 775-792.
Kapoor, N, Narkowicz, K (2019) Characterising Citizenship: Race, criminalisation and the extension of internal borders. Sociology, 53(4): 652-670
Narkowicz, K & Phillips, R (2019) Postcolonial Troubling of Post-secular Narratives: Cases of Poland and the UK. In: Beaumont, J. (ed.). Handbook of Post-Secularism. Routledge: London, pp. 349-360
Narkowicz, K & Pędziwiatr, K (2019) ‘Obcy’ w przestrzeni miejskiej: warszawiacy wobec projektów budowy meczetów In: Górny, A, Toruńczyk-Ruiz, S, Winiarska, A. Po sąsiedzku z różnorodnością. Znaczenie więzi lokalnych z perspektywy rodzimych mieszkańców i migrantów. Scholar: Warsaw
Narkowicz, K (2018) ‘Refugees Not Welcome Here’: State, Church and grassroots responses to the refugee crisis in Poland. International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society, 31(4): 357–373
Narkowicz, K & Korolczuk, E (2018) Mapping Polish feminist geographies, outside of geography. Gender, Place and Culture, 26(7-9): 1215-1222
Narkowicz, K (2018) Before ‘Czarny Protest’: feminist activism in Poland. Cultivate, Issue One: Feminist Protests
Gawlewicz, A., and Narkowicz, K. (2018) Slurs like ‘letter box’ are more problematic than we think: How discriminatory language travels, LSE Blogs
Kapoor, N & Narkowicz, K (2017) Unmaking Citizens: Passport removals and the reorientation of colonial governmentalities. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 42(16): 45-62
Narkowicz, K & Pędziwiatr, K (2017) Saving and Fearing Muslim women in a post-communist context: Troubling Catholic and Secular anti-Muslim narratives in Poland. Gender, Place and Culture, 24(2):288-299
Narkowicz, K & Bolaji, B (2017) What motivated 60,000 people to joined a far-right March in Poland? Open Democracy
Narkowicz, K (2017) A third way? Why Poland needs an alternative to right-wing populism & western liberalism. LSE Blogs
Narkowicz, K & Pędziwiatr, K (2016) From Unproblematic to Contentious: Mosques in Poland, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 43(3):441-457, doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2016.1194744
Narkowicz, K (2016) Czarny Protest: how Polish women took to the streets, Open Democracy
Narkowicz, K (2016) ‘Re-emerging Racisms: Understanding Hate in Poland’, Discover Society
Gawlewicz, A & Narkowicz, K (2015) Islamophobia on the move: circulation of anti-Muslim prejudice between Poland and the UK. In: Suleiman, Y. (ed.) Muslims in the UK and Europe I. Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge: Cambridge, pp. 90-100
Narkowicz, K. (2015) The Rise of Islamophobia in Poland. Baltic Worlds, Vol VII:2-3, p.11-13
English, Polish, Swedish
Welcoming PhD students in the following areas of study:
Gawlewicz, Anna and Narkowicz, Kasia and Wright, Sharon (2023) Heroes or villains? Migrant essential workers and combined hostilities of Covid-19 and Brexit. Discover Society: New Series , 3 (2).
Narkowicz, Kasia (2023) White enough, not white enough: Racism and racialization among Poles in the UK. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies . ISSN 1369-183X (Published online first)
Rekviashvili, Lela and Narkowicz, Kasia and Karkov, Nikolay and Valiavicharska, Zhivka and Tichindeleanu, Ovidiu (2022) Introduction: conjunctural geographies of post-socialist and postcolonial conditions. Connections: A Journal for Historians and Area Specialists . pp. 1-10. ISSN 2196-5323
Kumar, Mithilesh and Narkowicz, Kasia (2022) The un-human beings: the denial of Muslim migrants’ bodies in India and Poland. Interventions . ISSN 1369-801X
Narkowicz, Kasia (2021) Black box east: what is the price for defending “Fortress Europe”? [Blog post]. Berliner Gazette, Mediapart, France.
Health, social, economic and cultural impacts of COVID-19 on migrant essential workers in the UK
Co-Investigator, ESRC-funded, November 2020 - May 2022
The project is a mixed-methods study mapping the impacts of Covid on Polish migrant workers in the UK and how it intersects with existing insecurities around Brexit and impacts plans to remain in the UK.
Project team: Prof Sharon Wright (PI), Dr Anna Gawlewicz (Co-I), University of Glasgow, Dr Kasia Narkowicz (Co-I), Middlesex University and Dr Aneta Piekut (Co-I), University of Sheffield.
Project Twitter: @MigrEssentWork
Project website: https://migrantessentialworkers.com/ (in English and Polish)
PostCEE: Postdependence Geographies in Central & Eastern Europe, Regional Studies Association, www.postcee.com, @postcee
Co-convenor, PostCee research network, Regional Studies Association
Board member, Gender Place and Culture
Collaborator, Islamophobia in the East of the EU, University of Toronto