Dr Ewa Ochman

Senior Lecturer in East European Studies

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Supervision information

Postgraduate Opportunities

I welcome enquiries from prospective PhD students who want to research contemporary Polish history and Polish-Jewish relations. I am also happy to supervise research in areas of social and cultural memory with a particular focus on politics of memory and identity in central and eastern Europe, post-socialism and migration and population displacement.

Current doctoral supervision

Dmitrijs Andrejevs: Contested Memories and Identities: Transformations of Mnemonic Landscape in post Soviet Riga, Latvia (first supervisor, with Olga Ultrugashewa) (ESRC).

Anna Glew:Human Agency and Historical Memory in Ukraine (first supervisor, with Olga Onuch) (AHRC-CEELBAS).

Dominika Cholewinska-Vater: Contested Loyalties in War: Polish-Jewish Relations within the Anders Army (first supervisor, with Jean-Marc Dreyfus) (AHRC-CEELBAS). 

Iwona Skorbilowicz: The Politics of Translation: Western Literature and National Self in Communist Poland (co-supervisor, with Vera Tolz) (CEELBAS/ESRC).

Recently awarded PhDs

Aneta Jarzebska: Transgressing the Borders of Gallery Space. Heterotopian Practices of Alternative Art Galleries in Poland and East Germany in the 1970s (co-supervisor, with Matthew Philpotts) (2018 completion).

Former PhD research students

Jan Gryta: Remembering the Holocaust and the Jewish Past in Kraków, 1980-2013 (first supervisor, with Cathy Gelbin) (2016 completion).

Stuart Cunningham: National and Regional Identity among Sorbs in Eastern Germany after 1990 (co-supervisor, with Stefan Berger) (2013 completion). 

Ewa Stanczyk, Contact Zone Identities: Lemkivshchyna in the Poetry of Jerzy Harasymowicz (co-supervisor, with Stephen Hutchings) (2010 completion).

Membership of doctoral committees

Katarzyna Nowak, Reshaping Bodies, Behaviours and Minds: Polish Displaced Persons in Refugee Camps after World War II (2018 completion).

Alina Rzepnikowska, Convivial Cultures in Multicultural Societies: Narratives of Polish Migrants in Britain and Spain (2016 completion).

Iryna Clark, The Mediation of the Concept of Civil Society in the Belarusian Press, 1991-2010. (2015 completion).

Ksenija Kolerovic, The Vlachs and The Serbian Primary School (1878-1914): An Example of Serbian Nation-Building (2014 completion).

Justyna Drobnik-Rogers, The Theatre Practice of Krzysztof Warlikowski or Disclosing ‘the Other’ in Polish Theatre post-1989 (2012 completion).

Christopher Lash, Moving West: The Transfer of Kresy Poles to Post-Yalta Poland, Urban Reconstruction and Post-war Relief: 1944-8 (2010 completion).

Student Theses

  1. 2018
  2. Transgressing the Borders of Gallery Space: Subversive Practices of Alternative Art Galleries in East Germany and Poland of the 1970s

    Author: Jarzebska, A., 1 Aug 2018

    Supervisor: Philpotts, M. (Supervisor) & Ochman, E. (Supervisor)

    UoM administered thesis: Phd

  3. 2017
  4. Remembering the Holocaust and the Jewish Past in Kraków, 1980-2013

    Author: Gryta, J., 1 Aug 2017

    Supervisor: Ochman, E. (Supervisor) & Gelbin, C. (Supervisor)

    UoM administered thesis: Phd

  5. 2013
  6. WENDS AND THE WENDE: MODERN GERMAN UNIFICATION (1989-90) AND THE SORBS

    Author: Cunningham, S., 31 Dec 2013

    Supervisor: Jefferies, M. (Supervisor) & Ochman, E. (Supervisor)

    UoM administered thesis: Phd