MA in medieval archaeology (2002) the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland; PhD in historical archaeology (2008), Lund University.
Research interests: migration, diaspora, mobility, borderlands, colonialism, material culture, postcolonial theories.
My doctoral thesis "Homelands lost and gained. Slavic migration and settlement on Bornholm in the early Middle Ages" focused on the 11th-12th century Slavic settlement on Bornholm. I continued my research on migration, diaspora and importance of material culture for migrant communities in a postdoctoral research "Guests, refugees, colonists: Medieval migration in the Baltic Sea region" (2011-13,University of Cambridge).
I am also interested in early modern Colonial history - Scandinavian colonies, particularly New Sweden, travel and ethnographic descriptions and the Atlantic world. Currently, I am involved in a project that scrutinizes early modern mining in Lapland and its modern legacies.