After I graduated from the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (MA in Polish Philology and MA in Social Anthropology), I was involved in a major government-funded linguistic project into Polish place names. In my doctoral dissertation I approached names as cultural texts mapping out cultural realities of their users. While working on a large study of discursive construction of identities in European border communities funded by the European Commission (FP5) I became interested in the analysis of naturally occurring discourses. My current research interests, publications as well as editorial work focus upon issues of the relationship between language/discourse/ and society and social identities, and in particular on ethnographic and discursive aspects of lived experience of post-communism as well as post-89 and post-enlargement migration. I've been collecting migrants’ narratives recounting experiences of moving country and researching on-line media and internet forum discourses in relation to post-04 migration from Poland. My new project is devoted to the topic of return migration.