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Dominika Blachnicka-Ciacek

Research Associate, University of Sheffield

Dominika is a visual sociologist and a post-doctoral researcher on an AHRC- funded project on the inclusion of refugees in public spaces in the Department of Landscape at the University of Sheffield. She also works as an Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths and a Teaching Fellow at SOAS, University of London. Her research and audio - visual practice focus on the intersections of memory, spatiality, migration and refugeehood in the European and Middle Eastern urban environments. Her PhD research and the accompanying collection of documentary films ‘The Chronotopes of Palestine' (2016) explored the issues of memory, erasure and return among Palestinians in Poland and the UK in the context of the ongoing Palestinian dispossession. Seeking inventive ways of translating her research into the forms of public engagement she has worked on number of curatorial and programming projects such as ‘Beirut - Warsaw. Re - birth' exhibition (Warsaw, 2014), ‘Refugees. Present/Absent (Kraków, 2016) exhibition.


  • –present
    Research Associate , University of Sheffield


  • 2016 
    Goldsmiths, University of London , PhD Visual Sociology