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).