Curriculum Vitae

Date of birth: 20/11/1974


Languages

Polish (mother tongue)
English (fluent)
Norwegian (B1/B2)
Russian (elementary)
French (elementary)

Professional Membership

European Sociological Association

Nordic Migration Network

European Network on Intercultural Elderly Care

Nordisk Demens Nettverk

Scientific interests

Migration and health
Sociology of medicine
Eating disorders
Theories of deviance

Elżbieta Czapka, PhD, graduated from the Catholic University in Lublin (Poland). She obtained a PhD in sociology in 2004 from the same University.

Dissertation: Stereotype of a refugee. A comparative analysis based on research conducted among the students of selected European countries.  

From 1998 Czapka was teaching and supervising students (both on BA and MA level) at several universities in Poland. Her teaching areas included among others introductory sociology, sociology of minorities, sociology of mobility and migration, migration and health, statistics and health promotion.


Employment history

Associated Professor (20% position)04-09.2020
Oslo Metropolitan University
Project Coordinator 05-07.2020
University of Bergen
Postdoctoral fellow2017 – 2020
Oslo Metropolitan University
Project: Aging, dementia and the need for care: a qualitative study of experiences and responses to cognitive impairment among families of different cultural backgrounds living in Norway
Assistant Professor2015 – 2017
Marie Curie-Sklodowska University
Department of Philosophy and Sociology
Lublin, Poland
Researcher2016
Sykehuset Innlandet
Researcher04 – 05.2015
University of Bergen
Senior Researcher2012 – 2015
NAKMI
Project: Overcoming Barriers to Equitable Health Care – Meeting the needs of Polish Labor Migrants to improve access to Health Care Services
Assistant Professor2009 – 2013
Marie Curie-Sklodowska University
Department of Philosophy and Sociology
Lublin, Poland
Researcher2007 – 2010
Norwegian Centre for Minority Health Research
Oslo
Assistant Professor2007 – 2010
Warmia and Mazury University
Department of Social Sciences
Olsztyn, Poland
Assistant Professor2005 – 2011
Józef Rusiecki Institute of High Education
Olsztyn, Poland
Research Assistant 1998 – 2004
Warmia and Mazury University

Department of Social Sciences
Olsztyn, Poland

Education

PhD in SociologyDefended in 20042001 – 2004
Department
of Social Sciences
Catholic University
of Lublin
Dissertation: Stereotype of a refugee. A comparative analysis on the basis of research conducted among the students of selected European countries
MA in Pedagogics1993 – 1998
Department
of Social Sciences
Catholic University
of Lublin
Thesis: Causes of anorexia and bulimia in the opinion of Polish and British teenagers.

Professional development

  • 15-20 February 2015, A course on Respondent Driven Sampling, Bamberg, Germany
  • 5-7 May 2008, A workshop on microanalysis of communication, Malmo, Sweden
  • July 2003 “Advanced regression methods in research practice – Structural Equations Modeling” organized by Warsaw University and run by Professor R. Gonzalez (University of Michigan)

“All human stories are migration stories because everyone is a refugee from their own childhood.”

Mohsin Hamid