Elzbieta M Gozdziak


Research Professor


Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM)
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El?bieta M. Go?dziak is Research Professor at the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown University. In the Fall 2016, she is on leave and serves as the George Soros Visiting Chair in Public Policy at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Formerly, she served as Editor of International Migration and held a senior position with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the US Department of Health and Human Services. She taught at the Howard University's School of Social Work in the Social Work with Displaced Populations Program, and managed a program area on admissions and resettlement of refugees in industrialized countries for the Refugee Policy Group. Prior to immigrating to the US, she was an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Pozna?, Poland. She is a recipient of two prestigious Fulbright grants to teach and conduct research in Pozna? as well as a residential fellowship at the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, Italy to participate in the Migration Dialogue sponsored by the Rockefeller and the German Marshal Foundations. Current research projects include: facilitating local integration of Central American children and adolescents in the United States; urban refugees Malaysia; research on adults trafficked to the United States, and research on returned trafficked victims in Poland, Moldova, Thailand, and Nepal.


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  • Ph.D. (1984) Adam Mickiewicz University, Cultural Anthropology


  • Polish (speak, read, write)
  • Russian (speak, read, write)
  • Spanish (read)