Elżbieta M. Goździak is the director of research at the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown University, and former editor of International Migration, a peer reviewed, scholarly journal devoted to research and policy analysis of contemporary issues affecting international migration. She has held senior positions with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Goździak has also taught at the Howard University School of Social Work in the Social Work with Displaced Populations Program, and managed a program area on admissions and resettlement of refugees in industrialized countries for the Refugee Policy Group. Prior to immigrating to the US, she was an assistant professor of anthropology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. She is a recipient of Fulbright grants to teach and conduct research in Poland and Thailand as well as a residential fellowship at the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, Italy.
Goździak has published several books, including a volume on Trafficked Children and Youth in the United States: Reimagining Survivors (Rutgers University Press, 2015), Migrant Children: At the Crossroads of Vulnerability and Resiliency (Palgrave, 2010; with Marisa O. Ensor); New Immigrants, Changing Communities. Best Practices for a Better America (Lexington Books, 2008; with Micah N. Bump); and Beyond the Gateway: Immigrants in a Changing America (Lexington Books, 2005; with Susan F. Martin) as well as numerous book chapters and journal articles on human trafficking, immigrant integration, and undocumented children.
She holds a PhD (1984) and a MA (1978) in cultural anthropology from the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland.
In the Fall Term 2016 Goździak teaches two courses at the School of Public Policy: "The Other: Immigrant Integration Policy and Practice in North America and Europe" and "Human Trafficking: Laws, Policies, Data, Discourses, and Practices".