Dr Łukasz Krzyżowski is Postdoctoral Researcher at Humboldt University Berlin, Germany and senior researcher at Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, AGH University Kraków, Poland. His interests bring together transmigration studies, social theory, intergenerational solidarity and cultures of care and ageing in Central and Eastern European countries. Krzyżowski has researched Polish migrants in Iceland, Austria and their elderly parents in Poland within his doctoral research project “Transnational caregiving and intergenerational relations in migrant cultures”, financed by EEA Financial Mechanism and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism. Further, as a member of Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 882: “From Heterogeneities to Inequalities” at Bielefeld University, Krzyżowski was responsible for multi-sited research focusing on transnational grandparenting and circulation of care between Poland and Germany. Krzyżowski was also PI of research project: “Too old to work, too young to retire. Young pensioners in Polish and Western European cultures of ageing’ financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland. Krzyżowski was also involved in the FP7 project “Artificially intelligent ecosystem for self-management and sustainable quality of life in Ambient Assisted Living” financed by European commission within Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme: Care for the Future.
As a member of the TRANSFORmIG team, Łukasz Krzyżowski deals with social network analysis (SNA), methodologies of researching social remittances through the life course, and social distance in transnational social spaces. With expertise in life course methodology and ageing, Łukasz is investigating changes in the composition of migrants’ networks (with a special focus on the homogeneity of networks) and its influence on mechanisms of transmission of social remittances. He is especially interested in transfers of socio-cultural practices related to the notion of ‘active ageing’ in transnational social spaces. Łukasz investigates transfers of practices that constitute the notion of ‘active ageing’ in transnational social networks and reactions to them among non-migrant members of the networks. Łukasz is also interested in transfer of attitudes toward “otherness”, which he researches using the classical version of the Bogarduss social distance scale.