Xymena Wieczorek holds the position of a doctoral researcher in the International Research Training Group “Diversity: Mediating Difference in Transcultural Spaces” at the University of Trier. She is affiliated with the Department of Sociology. Her research interests include transnationalism, migration and mobility studies, social inequality, gender studies, and methods of qualitative social research. She attained an M.A.-degree in sociology and American studies at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, where she has worked in several research projects dealing with contemporary migration.
She is currently working on her PhD thesis about the mobility experiences of young adults of Polish heritage in Germany and Canada.