Weronika Kusek

Associate ProfessorWeronika Kusek

3111 Weston Hall

Began teaching at NMU in 2014


  • B.A., University of Toledo, 2008
  • M.A., University of Toledo, 2010
  • Ph.D., Kent State University, 2014


  • GC164 Human Geography
  • GC360 Population Geography
  • GC300 Geography of Russia 
  • GC310 Urban Geography 
  • GC205 Introduction to Geographic Research
  • GC 220 Economic Geography
  • GC 303 Practicing Geography

Academic and Scholarly Interests

  • Human Geography
  • Cultural Geography
  • Urban Geography
  • Ethnic Geography

Research Interests

  • Migration
  • Diaspora
  • Digital Diaspora
  • Globalization
  • Placemaking
  • Ethnic Neighborhoods


  • European Union
  • Western Europe
  • Central and Eastern Europe



  1. Kusek W. and N. Wise. 2014. Artistic Perceptions of Poles in London. Scottish Geographical Journal 130 (2): 99–115.

  2. Kusek W. and S. Smiley. 2014. Gender, Positionality, and Place: Exploring Cultural Geography through Interviews in an Urban Setting. Journal of Cultural Geography 31(2)14. pp. 152-165.

  3. Crane N.J. and W. Kusek. 2014. Embracing Dissensus: Reflections on Contemporary Research Strategies in Cultural Geography. Introduction to Special Issue. Journal of Cultural Geography 31(2)14. pp. 121-126.

  4. Kusek W. 2015. Shifting the Spotlight: Suggesting a Pragmatic Approach to Studying the Polish LGBT Community. Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability 8(1)15. pp. 82-96.

  5. Kusek W. 2015. Evaluating the Struggles with International Students and Local Community Participation. Journal of International Students 5(2)15. pp. 121-131.

  6. Kusek W.2015. Transnational Identities and Immigrant Spaces of Polish ‘Eurostars’ in London, UK. Journal of Cultural Geography 32(1)15. pp. 102-114.

  7. Korson C. and W. Kusek. 2015. The Comparison of a Thematic vs. Regional Approach to Teaching a World Geography Course. Journal of Geography (DOI: 10.1080/00221341.2015.1076498)

  8. Forrest J. and W. Kusek. 2016. Human Capital and the Structural Integration of Polish Immigrants in Australia in the First, Second and Third Generations. Australian Geographer. (DOI: 10.1080/00049182.2016.1148103)

  9. Kusek W. 2016. Polish(ing) My Identity. Book Chapter in Navigating Geography and Self: Transnational Geographers Disrupting Boundaries in a Global Age. Alan P. Marcus (Eds). Lexington Publishing.

  10. Korson C. and W. Kusek. 2017. Exploring Migration through Popular Media and Fieldwork. Book chapter in Looking Around--Teaching in Postsecondary Schools With Popular Culture.

  11. Kusek W. 2017. How do Polish immigrants in London reinforce local communities and influence the local economy? Local Economy 32(7)17.

  12. Kusek. W. 2020. Returning Migrants as Force to Urban Transformation: Case Study from Poznan, Poland. Book chapter in Rajiv Thakur ‘Urban and Regional Planning and Development: 20th century Forms and 21st century Transformations’. Chapter 29.

  13. Kusek. W. and N. Wise. (eds.). 2019. Human Geography and Professional Mobility: International Experiences, Critical Reflections, Practical Insights. Routledge Studies in Human Geography. 

  14. Kusek. W. 2019. Ukrainian Migrants in Poland: Socio-Economic Inclusion or Exclusion? Local Economy 34(7)19. 739–744.

  15. Kusek W. 2020. Alternatives to Study Abroad: Internationalization at home as a key strategy to providing opportunities for cultural and international exposure. A book chapter in K. Bista and S. Kommers "Equality in Study Abroad and Student Mobility: Navigating Challenges and Future Directions" (accepted)

  16. Forrest J. and W. Kusek. 2020. Assimilating the Diaspora of the Americas in Australia: An Intergenerational Analysis. Geographical Review. (in review)


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