Angelika is strongly connected to Croatia (especially the most sunniest island of the Dalmatian archipelago – Vis) because of her family roots. She has finished European studies and Cultural studies (in connection to Croatia) on the University of Warsaw but also studied in Croatia during many scholarships. She teaches Croatian, does translations, sometimes becomes tourist guide and in spare time dances latin dances.

Her main research interests includes Croatian emigrants in South America, she also works on her own grant Miniatura NCN. In ERC starting grant she is a manager and research facilitator and helps research team to organise their work and to promote it.