Magdalena Smieszek is a team member of the BRIDGE Network.
She is a doctoral researcher at the Central European University, in the field of European migration and human rights. She looks human rights and asylum rights in the pan-European legal and policy frameworks, through the analytical lens of social psychology of inclusion/ exclusion (ie. identity formation, threat perception, etc).
She has both graduate and undergraduate teaching experience. Before her doctoral studies she worked for over ten years in several positions for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and other international organizations acquiring considerable field experience.
She curates the How We Are Human podcast.