Research Associate (PostDoc) at DIGITAL CULTURES RESEARCH LAB, Leuphana University, Lüneburg
Paula Bialski is a Polish-Canadian sociologist who received her doctoral degree from the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University, working with John Urry and Monika Buscher on the way sociality is impacted by hyper-mobility. Her main academic interests include mobility, sociality and new media, as well as the shift in music production and consumption today.
After being based in the English countryside, she moved back to Warsaw to work at the Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities as well as with Dominik Batorski at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, working on publishing research related to social networking practices and social capital.
For the past year, she was conducting post-doctoral research at the HafenCity University in Hamburg, taking on the task of hitchhiking, couchsurfing, and stalking strangers down at train stations in order to uncover the low-cost transport issues inherent in inter-city travel. She also guest-lectures about mobilities and social relationships at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.
She is also a professional pop-folk musician, and you can often find her on stage with the band Paula & Karol.