Dominika Polkowska

Adjunct professor at the UMCS Institute of Sociology, Deputy Director of the Institute of Sociology, head of the international research project BARMIG ( Her research interests focus on the issues of work (in particular, platform work and job precarization) and industrial relation, as well as labour migration. She carried out research on the work of Uber drivers’, Uber Eats and Glovo delivery workers.

Latest publications:

Polkowska, D. 2020. Unionisation and mobilisation within platform work: towards precarization – a case of Uber drivers in Poland, Industrial Relations Journal, First Published: 16 December 2020,;

Polkowska, D. 2020. Platform work during the COVID-19 pandemic: a case study of Glovo couriers in Poland, European Societies, Published online: 06 Oct 2020,; Polkowska, D. and K. Filipek. 2020. Grateful Precarious Worker? Ukrainian Migrants in Poland, Review of Radical Political Economics, 52 (3): 564-581. DOI: 10.1177/0486613419857295.

Filipek, K i D. Polkowska, 2020. The Latent Precariousness of Migrant Workers: a Study of Ukrainians Legally Employed in Poland, Journal of International Migration and Integration, 21(1): 205–220. DOI: 10.1007/s12134-019-00708-6.