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Dr Joanna Kostka

Lecturer in Social Work

Joanna Kostka

Bowland North



Tel: +44 1524 594108

Office Hours:

Monday 9:30-10:30

Wednesday 10:30-11:30

PhD supervision

minority issues, Roma minority, European public policy, refugee and asylum seekers, social inequalities, social exclusion and poverty, diversity and community

Research Interests

My research interests include EU public policy (European integration, equality policy, cohesion policy), minority issues (with specific focus on Roma inclusion) theories of migration, participatory action research.

My work has appeared in Social Inclusion Journal "Implementation of Roma Inclusion Policies: Why Defining the Problem Matters", http://www.cogitatiopress.com/ojs/index.php/socialinclusion/article/view/231   European Education Research Journal Vol 13, Issue 3, 2014 "Structural Dimensions of Roma School Desegregation Policies in Central and Eastern Europe" co-authored with Iulius Rostas, Roma Rights Journal "National Roma integration strategy:do good intentions fail?" http://www.errc.org/article/roma-rights-2013-national-roma-integration-strategies-what-next/4238/5

I collaborated on numerous international research projects including:  Horizon 2020 TransCrisis Project "Enhancing the EU’s transboundary crisis management capacity",  ERASMUS for Young Entrepreneurs "Social Enterprise as an Engine for Social Inclusion", Local Engagement for Roma Inclusion (LERI),  Mutual Action Targeting Racisim, Intolerance and Xenophobia (Roma Matrix),  "A Good Start" Project.

I worked with different research centers, policy conslutancy and advocacy institutions including:  Center for Policy Studies Central European University- Budapest Hungary, SciencesPo Centre of European Studies- Paris France, EPIC Non-For-Profit Organization - Bratislava Slovakia, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), Budapest Institute for Policy Analysis, Roma Education Fund - Budapest Hungary, CEU Roma Access Programme - Budapest Hungary, Open Society Institute - Budapest Hungary, NOMADA Association - Wroclaw Poland


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