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Dagmar R. Myslinska, JD, PhD

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Dagmar R. Myslinska, JD, PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Dagmar Myslinska joined Creighton Law School as Associate Professor in 2023. She had previously taught Contracts, and Immigration Law for four years at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she founded and directed the Immigration Law & Policy Clinic. At Goldsmiths, she also served as the law department’s Director of Learning and Teaching, oversaw student affairs, and was a member of the University’s Academic Board. Prof. Myslinska is an Associate Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy, having obtained Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education in 2021. Prior to joining Goldsmiths, she taught at various law schools in the US and abroad, including at the London School of Economics, Columbia Law School, Fordham Law School, and Temple University School of Law (Tokyo campus).
 
Earlier in her career, after being admitted to the New York and New Jersey bars, Prof. Myslinska practiced transactional law at Debevoise & Plimpton and complex litigation at Boies Schiller & Flexner in NYC. She clerked for Judge Mays of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. In her spare time, she has volunteered extensively for animal shelters, and in the immigrant non-profit sector, including for Human Rights First in New York, Latin American Coalition in Charlotte, and as a Trustee for the Migrants’ Rights Network in London.
 
Prof. Myslinska’s research expertise falls at the intersection of immigration, equality rights, and race/ethnicity studies. Her qualitative studies of anti-discrimination and immigration laws and discourses rely on critical analytical frameworks (including critical race theory, whiteness studies, and postcolonial studies). Her work has engaged with policies in the US, UK, EU, and Japan, and has been published in the International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society (peer-reviewed), Tulane Law Review, Pace Law Review, and UMKC Law Review, among others. Her research has also been disseminated via various media outlets, and she has served as a manuscript referee for several law journals, including McGill Law Journal, and for textbook publishers, including Bloomsbury Academic. She is currently serving as Secretary for the Section on European Law of the Association of American Law Schools. Her research monograph, “Law, Migration and the Construction of Whiteness: Mobility within the European Union” (Routledge, 2024) interrogates the history, wording, omissions, assumptions and applications of laws, policies and discourses pertinent to mobility and equality, to argue that the parameters of Central and Eastern European nationals’ status within the EU have been closely circumscribed, in line with the entrenched historical positioning of the west as superior to the east. Engaging current legal, economic, political, and moral issues—against the backdrop of Brexit and contestations over EU integration and globalization—the book opens avenues of thought to better understand law’s role in producing and sustaining social stratifications. Europe is a postcolonial space, as this book demonstrates. By addressing fractures within the construct of whiteness that are based on ethnicity, class and migrant status, the book also provides a theoretically nuanced, and politically useful, understanding of contemporary European racisms.
 
Prof. Myslinska obtained her Ph.D. in law from the London School of Economics, under the supervision of Professors Nicola Lacey (Law) and Coretta Phillips (Social Policy). She received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and B.A. (cum laude) from Yale University.

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Associate Professor

Books

  • Myslinska, Dagmar Rita, Law, migration, and the construction of whiteness: Mobility within the European Union, p. 260 pages 2024

Publications

  • Myslinska, Dagmar R., Can I apply for asylum with a criminal record? 2012
  • Myslinska, Dagmar R., Can I still apply for asylum after the one-year filing deadline? 2012
  • Myslinska, Dagmar R., Chances of winning a grant of asylum 2012
  • Myslinska, Dagmar R., How to apply for a work permit based on asylum 2012
  • Myslinska, Dagmar R., How to prepare an affirmative asylum application 2012
  • Myslinska, Dagmar R., How to prepare an asylum application in removal proceedings 2012
  • Myslinska, Dagmar R., Issues faced by detained applicants applying for asylum 2012
  • Myslinska, Dagmar R., Living conditions in immigration detention center 2012
  • Myslinska, Dagmar R., Preparing persuasive documents for your asylum application 2012
  • Myslinska, Dagmar R., Timing of applying for asylum in removal proceedings 2012
  • Myslinska, Dagmar R., What a 'particular social group' means for asylum purposes 2012
  • Myslinska, Dagmar R., Timing of the affirmative asylum application process 2012
  • Myslinska, Dagmar R., What will happen at your master calendar hearing? 2012
  • Myslinska, Dagmar R., Which U.S. agency will handle your asylum case 2012

Articles

  • International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society
    Myslinska, Dagmar Rita, Not Quite Right: Representations of Eastern Europeans in ECJ Discourse
    vol 34, p. 37 pages 2021
  • Public Sector Focus
    Myslinska, Dagmar R., Dawn of a New Immigration System: Broken promises and lack of foresight, p. 2 pages 2020
  • Michigan State International Law Review
    Myslinska, Dagmar R., Retracing the right to free movement: Mapping a path forward
    vol 27, p. 57 pages 2019
  • Tulane Law Review
    Myslinska, Dagmar R., Contemporary first-generation European Americans: The unbearable whiteness of being
    vol 88, p. 67 pages 2014
  • UMKC Law Review
    Myslinska, Dagmar R., Racist racism: Complicating whiteness through the privilege and discrimination of Westerners in Japan
    vol 83, p. 55 pages 2014
  • Pace Law Review
    Myslinska, Dagmar R., Intra-group diversity in education: What if Abigail Fisher were an immigrant
    vol 34, p. 78 pages 2014
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