Elżbieta M. Goździak Biography

Elżbieta M. Goździak is the Director of Research at the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown University and Editor of International Migration, a peer reviewed, scholarly journal devoted to research and policy analysis of contemporary issues affecting international migration.  Formerly, she held a senior position with the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). She taught at the Howard University’s School of Social Work in the Social Work with Displaced Populations Program, and managed a program area on admissions and resettlement of refugees in industrialized countries for the Refugee Policy Group. Prior to immigrating to the US, she was an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland.

Dr. Goździak is the 2011 winner of the California Series in Public Anthropology’s international competition for a book proposal. Dr. Goździak is working on a book manuscript on children trafficked into the United States tentatively entitled Victims No Longer: Trafficked Children in the United States.

She is also a recipient of two prestigious Fulbright grants to teach international migration at the Adam Mickiewicz University, in Poznań, Poland (October/November 2006) and to study the linguistic and cultural representation of attitudes towards foreigners in Poland (2008/2009) as well as a residential fellowship at the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, Italy (July 2006) to participate in the Migration Dialogue sponsored by the Rockefeller and the German Marshal Foundations.

Current research projects include: effects of undocumented status on Latino children and adolescents in the Washington metropolitan area; urban refugees in Cairo and Amman; evaluation of anti-trafficking programs; and crisis migration.