She graduated in sociology (Central European University-Lancaster University) and philology (the Jagiellonian University and the Silesian University). She received her PhD from the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences.
She took part in several research projects, including “RegioFutures” (2007-2012); “Discourses of (In)Security and Urban Development in Europe“ (2006-2007); “Connecting Excellence in Research on Governance in the European Union” (2004-2007); “The European Dilemma. Patterns of Institutional Discrimination of Migrants in Europe ‘XENOPHOB'” (2004-2005). She publishes regularly both in Poland and abroad.