Polish migrant parents in Newcastle

Project Leader(s): Rachel Clements
Staff: Supervisor: Dr. Peter Hopkins and Dr.Alison Stenning
Sponsors: ESRC

I am currently undertaking a PhD in geography looking at Polish migrant parents in Newcastle. This is a gendered migration study which addresses the concepts of both migrant motherhood and fatherhood, examining the organisation of Polish migrant households with particular reference to the division of childcare responsibilities and paid employment. The study looks at migrant parents' experience of networks, community and citizenship, asking whether these experiences help or hinder processes of integration. The research explores how Polish migrant parents identify with Poland, Britain, the region and the city of Newcastle.