Dr Aneta Piekut


Aneta Piekut is a lecturer of quantitative social sciences at the Sheffield Methods Institute (SMI) and the Deputy Director of the PGR Training for the Faculty of Social Sciences. She joined SMI in 2014, and before that she was postdoctoral research associate in the “Living with Difference” project, since completing her PhD on highly skilled migration at the University of Warsaw (2010).

Aneta Piekut is a member of the Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw and the IMISCOE network. She is currently an editorial board member of the Cenral and Eastern European Migration Review, an editorial board member of IMISCOE Springer book series.

Research interests

Aneta’s research interests include ethnic diversity and social cohesion, social integration and socio-spatial segregation.

She is currently working on a few studies using European Social Survey data (2002-2016), exploring attitudes toward immigration and ethnic minorities in cross-national perspective.

Her recent publications include:

Dean N., Dong G., Piekut A., Pryce G. (2018). Frontiers in residential segregation: understanding neighbourhood boundaries and their impacts. Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie. Doi: 10.1111/tesg.12316.

Piekut A., Valentine G. (2017). Spaces of encounter and attitudes towards difference: a comparative study of two European cities. Social Science Research 62: 175-188. Doi: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2016.08.005.