I am undertaking an AHRC funded PhD research at the University of Birmingham, investigating the representation and inclusion of  artists from Europe’s East in English arts spaces.

In my research I am unpacking complex ideas around coloniality and Eastern Europeanism, using reflective practice and own lived experience, as well as drawing on the experience of fellow migrant artists from Europe’s East.

My research continues on from the report In-Between Spaces  (Jones, Centrala, Ceglarz, 2021), which identified a significant under-representation of CESEE (Central, Eastern and Southeastern European) artists in the West Midlands’ arts and culture spaces and festivals.