Annette Riedl
Annette Riedl


Piotr Goldstein is a social scientist working at the intersection of social anthropology, sociology and political science. He received his PhD from the University of Manchester and holds a master’s in International Peace Work from the University of Trieste and a master’s in Philosophy from the University of Lodz. At ZOiS, he works in the team of the MOBILISE project, which aims to understand why in times of crisis some people protest while others migrate. Here, he is responsible for collating the qualitative data collected across project locations, and coordinating the qualitative work with migrants. Before joining ZOiS in June 2019, he held a Thomas Brown Assistant Professorship at Trinity College Dublin and a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Manchester. During his fellowship, he researched various forms of donor-independent, informal, everyday activism, conducting fieldwork in Novi Sad (Serbia), Debrecen (Hungary), Lodz (Poland), Cádiz (Spain) and Manchester (UK). He is also a recipient of a Leverhulme/British Academy Small Research Grant, thanks to which he co-produced a 30-minute ethnographic documentary entitled  ‘Active (citizen)’.

For more information, visit Piotr Goldstein’s personal website.

ZOiS projects

Externally funded project

Research interests

  • Activism and civil society
  • Post-multi-ethnic cities
  • Post-conflict societies
  • Migration and ethnic minorities
  • Identity and gender