Institute for the Study of International Migration
Elżbieta M. Goździak is Research Professor at the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown University. Formerly, she served as Editor of International Migration and held a senior position with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the US Department of Health and Human Services. 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. She is a recipient of two prestigious Fulbright grants to teach and conduct research in Poznań as well as a residential fellowship at the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, Italy to participate in the Migration Dialogue sponsored by the Rockefeller and the German Marshal Foundations. Current research projects include: facilitating local integration of Central American children and adolescents in the United States; urban refugees Malaysia; research on adults trafficked to the United States, and research on returned trafficked victims in Poland, Moldova, Thailand, and Nepal.
Areas of Expertise: International Migration, Immigrant Integration, Human Trafficking, Child Labor; health disparities;
1. Trafficked Children and Youth in the United States: Reimagining Survivors. Rutgers University Press (forthcoming)
2. Migrant Children: At the Crossroads of Vulnerability and Resiliency. Palgrave: 2010 (with Marisa O. Ensor).
3. Od gości do sąsiadów. Integracja cudzoziemców spoza Unii Europejskiej w Poznaniu w edukacji, na rynku pracy i w opiece zdrowotnej (From guests to neighbors. Integration of third-country nationals in the labor force, education, and health care in Poznan). Poznan: UAM Press: 2010 (with Natalia Bloch).
4. New Immigrants, Changing Communities. Best Practices for a Better America. Lexington Books: Lanham, MD 2008 (with Micah N. Bump).
5. Beyond the Gateway: Immigrants in a Changing America. Lexington Books: Lanham, MD 2005 (with Susan F. Martin)
1. Data matters: Issues and Challenges for Research on Trafficking. In Molly Dragiewicz (ed.) Global Human Trafficking. Critical Issues and Contexts. London and New York: Routledge 2015.
2. Dreams Deferred: The Effects of Undocumented Status on Latino Youths’ Education and Livelihoods. In Lois Lorentzen (Ed.) Hidden Lives and Human Rights in the United States: Understanding the Controversies and Tragedies of Undocumented Immigration. ABC-CLIO 2014.
3. Empirical Vacuum: In Search of Research on Human Trafficking. In Rosemary Gartner and William McCarthy (eds.), The Oxford Handbook on Sex, Gender, and Crime. Oxford University Press: 2014.
4. Global Trends, Local Outcomes: Globalization and the Foreign-Born Temporary Labor Force in the Shenandoah Valley Apple Industry. In David Griffith (Mis)managing Migration Guestworkers’ Experiences with North American Labor Markets. SAR Press: 2014 (with Micah N. Bump and B. Lindsay Lowell)
5. Culturally Competent Responses to the Effects of Armed Conflict on the Well-Being of Refugee Women. In John Tirman and Susan Martin (Eds.), Women, Migration, and Conflict: Breaking a Deadly Circle. Springer 2009.
6. Pray God and Keep Walking: Religion, Gender and Identity of Refugee Women. In Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed and Nazilla Khanlou (eds.) Not Born a Refugee Woman. Reclaiming Identities: Challenges, Implications and Transformations in Research, Education, Policy and Creativity. Berghan Books 2008.
7. Promising Practices for Immigrant Integration. In Elżbieta M Goździak and Susan F. Martin (Eds.) Beyond the Gateway: Immigrants in a Changing America. Lexington Books: Lanham, MD 2005. Pp. 241-276. (with Michael J. Melia)
8. Challenges for the Future. In Elżbieta M Goździak and Susan F. Martin (Eds.) Beyond the Gateway: Immigrants in a Changing America. Lexington Books: Lanham, MD 2005. Pp. 277-285. (with Susan F. Martin).
9. Illegal Europeans: Transients Between Two Societies. In David W. Haines and Karen Rosenblum (Editors). Undocumented migrants in the US. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press 1999.
10. Eastern Europeans. In David W. Haines (Editor). Case Studies in Diversity. Refugees in America in the 1990s. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger 1999.
11. Eastern Europeans. In David W. Haines (Editor). Refugees in the 1990s: A Reference Handbook. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press 1996.
Peer reviewed journal articles
1. To Dream or Not to Dream. The Effects of Immigration Status, Discrimination, and Parental Influence on Latino Children’s Access to Education. Migration Studies 2(3): 392-414 November 2014
2. Aiding defeated migrants.” International Migration 52(1): 87-99. January 2014 (with Izabela Czerniejewska)
3. Misconceptions about human trafficking in a time of crisis. Forced Migration Review 45: 58-59. February 20014 (with Alissa Walter).
4. Empirical Vacuum: In Search of Research on Human Trafficking.” In Rosemary Gartner and William McCarthy (eds.), The Oxford Handbook on Sex, Gender, and Crime, Oxford University Press 2014.
5. Children trafficked to the United States: Myths and Realities,” Global Dialogue 14(2) Summer/Autumn 2012.
6. Ten Obcy. Stosunek Wielkopolan do cudzoziemcow. (The Other. Attitudes of the Wielkopolska Residents toward Foreigners), Przeglad Wielkopolski 2012 1(95): 17-28 (with Leszek Nowak).
7. Challenges, Dilemmas and Opportunities in Studying Trafficked Children in the United States.” Course Reader eBooks. Belmont: Wadsworth Cengage Learning: 2012
8. Identifying child victims of human trafficking: Toward solutions and resolutions.” Criminology and Public Policy 2010 9(2): 245-256.
9. On Challenges, Dilemmas, and Opportunities in Studying Trafficked Children” The Anthropology Quarterly Fall 2008 81(4): 903-923.
10. The Care of Unaccompanied Undocumented Children in Federal Custody: Issues and Options” Protecting Children 23 (1) January 2008 (with Micah N. Bump).
11. Closing the Gaps: The Need to Improve Identification and Services to Child Victims of Trafficking.” Human Organization Summer 2007 66(2): 171-184 (with Margaret MacDonnell).
12. Coming Home Whole. Reintegrating Uganda’s Child Soldiers,” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs Summer/Fall 2006:57-65 (with Lorea Russell).
13. Data and Research on Human Trafficking: A Global Survey. Special issue of International Migration 2005 43(1/2) (Editor, with Frank Laczko).
14. Training Refugee Mental Health Providers: Ethnography as a Bridge to Multicultural Practice. Human Organization 63(2): 203-210, Summer 2004.
15. Religion and Forced Migration. A Special Issue of the Journal of Refugee Studies. 2002. Volume 15 Number (Editor, with Dianna J. Shandy).
16. Introduction: The Role of Religion and Spirituality in Forced Migration (with Dianna J. Shandy). In Elzbieta M. Gozdziak and Dianna J. Shandy (Editors) Religion and Forced Migration. A Special Issue of the Journal of Refugee Studies. 2002. Volume 15 Number 2.
17. Spiritual Emergency Room: The Role of Spirituality and Religion in the Resettlement of Kosovar Albanians. In Elzbieta M. Gozdziak and Dianna J. Shandy (Editors) Religion and Forced Migration. A Special Issue of the Journal of Refugee Studies. 2002. Volume 15 Number 2.
18. Violence as a Political Instrument: An Anthropological and Public Health Perspective. Social Justice: Anthropology, Peace and Human Rights 2 (1-2): 1-23. Winter/Spring 2001.
19. Rethinking Refuge and Displacement. Selected Papers on Refugees and Immigrants 2000: VIII. American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C. (Editor, with Dianna J. Shandy).
20. Operation Provide Refuge: The Challenges of Integrating Behavioral Science and Indigenous Approaches to Human Suffering. With John J. Tuskan, Jr. In Elzbieta M. Gozdziak and Dianna J. Shandy (Editors) Rethinking Refuge and Displacement. Selected Papers on Refugees and Immigrants 2000: VIII. American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C.
21. Teaching About Refugees and Immigrants: A Resource Guide for Educators. Refugee Reports Winter 1996.
22. Needy Guests, Reluctant Hosts: The Plight of Rumanians in Poland. The Anthropology of East Europe Review, 13(1): 9-14.
23. Cyganed [Gypped] Out Of Refuge: Rumanian Gypsies in Poland. In Jeffrey MacDonald and Amy Zaharlick (Editors) Selected Papers on Refugee Issues 1994: III, ed.. American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C. 1994.
24. Elders in a New Land: What Providers Need To Know to Serve Older Refugees. The Aging Connection, April/May 1990, pp. 7-10.
25. From East To East: Refugees from Rumania in Hungary. Migration World, No. 5, 1989, pp. 7-9.
26. New Branches, Distant Roots: Older Refugees in America. Aging, No. 359, 1989, pp. 2-7.
Reports and evaluations
1. In search of data and research on human trafficking: Analysis of research-based literature (2008-2014). Washington, DC. July 2015
2. What kind of Welcome? Integration of Central American Children into local Communities. Report prepared for the J.M. Kaplan Fund. Washington, DC. February 2015.
3. Data and Research on Human Trafficking: Bibliography of Research-Based Literature 2008-2014. Washington DC, February 2015
4. Stop Girl Trafficking. An Evaluation of the AHF-RHEST Anti-Trafficking Project. Report prepared for Humanity United on an anti-trafficking project in Nepal. Washington, DC. 2014.
5. Crossing Borders: Improving Protection for Asian Migrant Workers in Qatar. Evaluation Report of the Solidarity Center’s Anti-Trafficking Project prepared for the US Department of State. 2012.
6. Evaluation of the Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking Technical Cooperation Program: Report on the Site Visit to Cambodia. Report prepared for the US Department of Labor. Washington, DC 2010.
7. Evaluation of the Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking Technical Cooperation Program: Report on the Site Visit to Nepal. Report prepared for the US Department of Labor. Washington, DC 2010.
8. The Role of Immigrant Care Workers in Aging Societies. Washington, DC 2009 (with Susan F. Martin, B. Lindsay Lowell, Micah Bump, and Mary Breeding).
9. Data and Research on Human Trafficking: Bibliography of Research-based Literature. Report to NIJ. October 2008.
10. Victims No Longer: Research on Child Survivors of Human Trafficking for Labor and Sexual Exploitation in the United States. Research report to the National Institute for Justice. Washington DC 2008 (with Micah N. Bump).