Dr Marta Eichsteller

Lecturer in Sociology, Principal Investigator

Contact info

Position: Lecturer in Sociology

Email: m.j.eichsteller@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: 01248 388783

Location: Main Arts 224.3

 

Contact Info

Position: Lecturer in Sociology

Email: m.j.eichsteller@bangor.ac.uk

Phone: 01248 388783

Location: Main Arts 224.3

 

Overview

Originally from Poland, Marta has a PhD from Bangor University. Her PhD work, titled: ‘Becoming a Citizen of the World – a narrative biographical study of new cosmopolitans’, was supervised by Prof. Howard Davis.

Marta also completed her MSc in Sociology (Research) at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (2008) as well as MA degree in Sociology at Jagiellonian University, Poland (2006). She also obtained a BA (Hons) in European Social

Work as a joint degree between Froebelseminariet, Copenhagen, Denmark and Portsmouth University (2006).

Marta joined Bangor University in 2008 when she was appointed research officer in the EU FP7 funded EuroIdentities project. In 2014 she was appointed Lecturer in Sociology at the School of Social Sciences, Bangor University.  

Languages: Polish, English, German (intermediate) and Russian (basic)    

Research

Research Interests

  • Formation of identity and belonging
  • Transnationalism, cosmopolitanism and migrations in European and global context
  • Human Rights and global social policy
  • Global development 
  • Anthropology of cultural pluralism 
  • Philosophy of science
  • Biographical narrative research and construction of narratives
  • Innovative methodological approaches in biographical and narrative data – mixed methods, configurational comparative analysis (QCA), narrative ethnography and fuzzy set analysis.

Research Project

2015-2017 Reseraching Civic Participation in Wales in place and over time (WISERD Project)

This project has examined experiences of participation at the local level and what they tell us about the changing patterns of mobilisation in particular places in Wales.

2008-11 The Evolution of European Identity: Using biographical methods to study the development of European identity(EU 7th Framework Programme)
Research Assistant on Bangor team, together with Professor Howard Davis (team leader) and Dr Sally Baker (research fellow). This three-year project, starting in March 2008, is coordinated by Professor Robert Miller from Queen’s University, Belfast. The other partners are from the Institute of Sociology, Magdeburg, Germany; the Department of European Culture Studies, University of Lodz, Poland; the School of Economics and Business Administration, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia; the Institute of Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria; and the Department of Sociology, ‘Frederico II’ University, Naples, Italy.

Project website: http://www.euroidentities.org

Teaching and Supervision

Current teaching 

  • Identity and Diversity SXS 2011 - Undergraduate year 2
  • Globalisation and Social Change SXS3030 - Undergraduate year 3
  • Online Social Research Methods and qualitative coding in NVivo for Research Process SXU4001 - Postgraduate

Teaching history

  • Methods in Social Research SXU 2001
  • Understanding Society SXU 1003
  • Contemporary Social Debates SXU 2002
  • Key Issues in Social Policy SXP 4001 - Postgraduate 

In 2014 Marta was a guest lecturer at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece in Postgraduate programme in ‘Sociobiology, Neuroscience and Education’. 

In 2016 Marta completed 'Leaders of Learning' professional course provided by Harvard University. 

Between 2014 - 2017 Marta was the facilitator of ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre, University of Cardiff Workshop: Biographical Narrative Research: choices in design and analysis.

Marta is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy from 2017.

Other

Activities

‘Place, belonging and the determinants of volunteering’ Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference 2017, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 6 September 2017

‘Civil Society: Participation in Wales, in place and over time’ WISERD Annual Conference 2016, Swansea, United Kingdom, 6 July 2016

‘Globalisation of power, national politics and individual experience – the biographical perspectives on the cross-country mobility in Europe’ ESA Mid-term Conference, University of Latvia, Advanced Social and Political Research Institute 22 -23 September 2016

International Interdisciplinary Workshop ‘“European Identity” in the EU and Russia: daily life and public discourse’ – Kazan Federal University, Russia, December 2012
'The Evolution of European Identities: using biographical methods to study the development of European Identity'

ESA 10th conference ‘Social Relations in Turbulent Times’ – Geneva, Switzerland, September 2011
‘Listen to my story, this is who I am: Tacit knowledge in Life Story Narratives’

ISA World Congress of Sociology ‘Sociology on the move’ – Gothenburg, Sweden, July 2010
‘Between local and global – Biographical Adjustment Scenarios in Transnational Context’

Otto von Guericke University Conference ‘European Identity: Escape from the “them and us” opposition’ – Magdeburg, Germany, November 2009
‘“International Bubble” analysis of biographical experience of educationally mobile Europeans’

Biographical International Conference ‘Emerging European Identities’–University of Lodz, Poland, September 2009
‘Thematic and Structural considerations in Biographies of the Educationally Mobile’

ESA International Conference ‘European Society or European Societies?’ – Lisbon, Portugal, July 2009
‘Educational and other encounters: narratives of mobility and a biographical significance of international study and training in Europe’

BSA Annual Conference ‘The Challenge of Global Social Inquiry’ – Cardiff, UK, April 2009
‘Exploring European identities through biographical narratives’

 

Participation in Wales, in place and over time’ WISERD Annual Conference 2016, Swansea, United Kingdom, 6 July 2016

‘Globalisation of power, national politics and individual experience – the biographical perspectives on the cross-country mobility in Europe’ ESA Mid-term Conference, University of Latvia, Advanced Social and Political Research Institute 22 -23 September 2016

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