While completing a PhD dissertation in the History and Civilization Department at European University Institute in Florence ([email protected]) in the spring term of 2017 I have co-taught an undergraduate course at Sciences Po Paris – Le Havre (with the lectures by professor Gerd-Rainer Horn). My supervisors are Pavel Kolář and Laura Downs.
My dissertation is entitled ‘Practices of Togetherness: Jacek Kuroń, Affective Community and Political Opposition in Post-War Poland, 1964-2004’ and argues that emotional bonds and social practices of care are central for understanding dissident cultures and communist regimes as lived realities. Building on the increasingly popular field of the history of emotions, intellectual and cultural history I seek to provide a framework to understand communism – beyond the Polish context – through its negation and immanent critique enacted by the activists. Part of my dissertation will appear in 2018 in Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas.
Simultaneously, I am about to embark on my second major research project on the history of migration between the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Polish People’s Republic after 1956 which is one of the most understudied topics in the historiography of the global Cold War.
I held visiting scholarships at European Institute at Columbia University in New York and at German Historical Institute in Warsaw. I presented my work in Italy, UK, Poland, Germany, US and elsewhere.
Moreover, I am interested in postcolonial and feminist theory and critical whiteness studies.