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Dr Marta Eichsteller

Role: Research Associate

Institution: WISERD/Bangor University


Telephone: 02920 388783


Marta has a PhD from Bangor University. Her PhD work, titled: ‘Becoming a Citizen of the World – a narrative biographical study of new cosmopolitans’, was supervised by Prof. Howard Davis.

Marta also completed her MSc in Sociology (Research) at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (2008) as well as MA degree in Sociology at Jagiellonian University, Poland (2006). She also obtained a BA (Hons) in European Social Work as a joint degree between Froebelseminariet, Copenhagen, Denmark and Portsmouth University (2006).

Research Interests

  • Formation of identity and belonging on local, national and international level
  • Transnationalism, cosmopolitanism and migrations in European and global context
  • Human Rights and global social policy
  • Migration and social change
  • Philosophy of science
  • Biographical research and construction of narratives
  • Innovative methodological approaches to narrative data – mixed methods, configurational comparative analysis (QCA), narrative ethnography and sematic network analysis.

Current Research

Marta is a part of Bangor WISERD team currently working in Researching Civic Participation in Wales, in place and over time (work package 1.1) theme. She is also involved in the Social Pedagogy Mobility project as a PI. 

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Eichsteller M.J. (2012) ‘Researching Biographies – Views from the Kitchen’, In: (ed.) Robert Miller, The Evolution of European Identity, Palgrave Macmillan

Eichsteller M.J. (2012) ‘Identity process under construction: European identity and educational mobility in the case study of Majka’, In: (ed.) Robert Miller, Evolution of European Identity, Palgrave Macmillan

Davis H.H., Day G., Baker S., Eichsteller M.J. (2012) ‘International Education in Life Course’, (ed.) Robert Miller,The Evolution of European Identity, Palgrave Macmillan

Eichsteller M.J (2011) ‘International Pathfinders: The biographical dimensions of internationalisation of higher education’ Polish Sociological Review (Przeglad Socjologiczny), Vol.60, No.1, pp.93-114



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