Officers & Council

PAHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2019-2020


The new leadership of the Polish American Historical Association was announced after the 76th Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois,  when the President, Dr. Anna Muller was presented. The Officers and Council are to lead PAHA through 2019 and 2020. Contact information and a list of Past Presidents will be available on PAHA Website.


THE OFFICERS (EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE)Dr. Anna Muller of the University of Michigan, Dearborn, serves as the President; Dr. Neal Pease of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; as the First Vice President; Dr. Marta Cieslak, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, as the Second Vice President; and Dr. Maja Trochimczyk of Moonrise Press as the Secretary and Communications Director (editor of PAHA Newsletter, Blog and Website).  Dr. Jim Pula of Purdue University North Central continues in his role as Treasurer and Dr. Pien Versteegh of The Netherlands continues as Executive Director. Dr. Anna Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann of Eastern Connecticut State University is the Editor of PAHA's Journal, the Polish American Studies.


THE COUNCIL MEMBERS include: Dr Ewa Barczyk; Dr. Mieczyslaw B. B. Biskupski, Central Connecticut State University; Dr. John Bukowczyk, Wayne State University; Dr. Mary Patrice Erdmans, Case Western Reserve University; Dr. Hubert Izienicki, Purdue University Northwest; Dr. Grażyna Kozaczka, Cazenovia College (Past President, 2015-2016); Dr. Stephen Leahy, Shantou University, Shantou, China; Dr. Anna Mazurkiewicz, University of Gdańsk (Past President, 2017-2018); Bozena Nowicka McLees, Loyola University Chicago; Dr. Dorota Praszałowicz, Jagiellonian University, Kraków;  Mr. Robert Synakowski, Syracuse Polish Home; and Dr. Kathleen Wróblewski, University of Michigan.


PAHA Board at 76 Annual Meeting in Chicago, January 2019. L-R: Seated Maja Trochimczyk, Ana Mazurkiewicz, Pien Versteegh, Anna Muller. Standing: James Pula, Robert Synakowski, Dominic Pacyga, Bozena Nowicka McLees, Neal Pease, Anna Jaroszynska-Kirchmann.



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 PAHA PRESIDENT  



Dr. Anna Muller
University of Michigan, Dearborn
PAHA President, 2019-2020

Anna Muller holds an M.A. from the University of Gdańsk, Poland and a Ph.D. from Indiana University. She is an Assistant Professor and the Frank and Mary Padzieski Endowed Professor in Polish/Polish American/Eastern European Studies in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. From 2010 to 2012, she worked as a curator for the Museum of the Second War in Gdańsk, Poland, where she co-curated exhibitions on the Holocaust, concentration camps, forced labor, and eugenics. In 2012, she coordinated an exhibit on contemporary masculinities and femininities in Eastern Europe, titled she, he, me. The exhibit was on display at the Harn Museum of Art in Gainesville (2012), Florida and Oloman Café in Hamtramck (2017). In 2015, thanks to grants from the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Research and Sponsored Programs at UMD, she collaborated with photographer Tomasz Zerek and the Emigration Museum in Gdynia on an oral history project in Hamtramck, Michigan, titled the People of Hamtramck, which included a series of interviews with Hamtramck Polonia. The project resulted in two exhibitions -- one in Hamtramck and one in Gdynia, Poland. The Oral Interviews recorded for that project can be found here: http://archiwumemigranta.pl/pl/kolekcje/oblicza_polonii

She is the author of If the Walls Could Speak. Inside a Women’s Prison in Communist Poland (Oxford University Press, 2018). Her most recent articles include: “A More Manly Man.... Masculinities, Body, and Fatherhood in the 1980s Polish Political Prisoners’ Correspondence”. It was published in with the Palgrave Macmillan in a volume: Gender in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe and the USSR, ed. Catherine Baker. She has two books under contract: My Body and My Cell – A collection of oral history interviews with female political prisoners from Eastern Europe (in Polish) (Lupa Obscura, Warsaw) and the Biography of Tonia Lechtman (Ohio University Press). Her teaching interests include courses on Polish history, Central Europe, and the history of European women. She is also involved in the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, in which a college class is taught in a correctional facility with the participation of prisoners (inside students) and outside students. Every other year, she organizes a four-week study abroad program to Poland, which include visits to Kraków, Zakopane, Lublin, Łódz, Warsaw, and Gdańsk. During the tour she taught a class titled: Memory and Oblivion in Polish History.




BIOGRAPHIES OF PAHA OFFICERS


Dr. Neal Pease
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
First Vice President


Neal Pease is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  He is a past president of the Polish American Historical Association, and a member of the editorial board of its journal Polish American Studies.  He has received the PAHA Haiman and Swastek prizes.  He serves as editor in chief of The Polish Review, a peer reviewed journal of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences. Pease wrote a prize-winning book on the Roman Catholic Church in interwar Poland: Rome's Most Faithful Daughter: The Catholic Church and Independent Poland, 1914-1939 (Ohio University Press, 2009).  He is the recipient of the 2018 Joseph Swastek Prize for his article  "Mighty Son of Poland: Stanislaus Zbyszko, Polish Americans, and Sport in the 20thCentury,” by Prof. Neal Pease, Polish American Studies, 74/1 (2017): 7-26. This well-written and well- organized study of professional wrestler Stanislaus Zbyszko (Jan Stanislaw Cyganiewicz) makes a persuasive argument based on extensive use of primary resources.



Dr. Jim Pula,  Treasurer
Purdue University North Central

James S. Pula is Professor of History at Purdue University North Central. The author and editor of more than a dozen books on the Polish diaspora and the American Civil War, he served as editor-in-chief of The Polish American Encyclopedia and was the editor of the academic journal Polish American Studies for some 33 years. He has for many years been a member of the Boards of Directors of the Polish American Historical Association and the Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences of America. His work has been honored with the Mieczysław Haiman Award for sustained scholarly contributions (1988), the Distinguished Service Award from the American Council for Polish Culture, and three Oskar Halecki Prizes for: The Polish American Encyclopedia (Editor, 2011), Polish Americans: An Ethnic Community (1995), and United We Stand: The Role of Polish Workers in the New Mills Textile Strikes , 1912 and 1916, co-authored with Eugene E. Dziedzic (1991). He is the recipient of the Rudewicz Medal, and the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (2014).


Dr. Maja Trochimczyk 
Secretary and Communications Director  
Moonrise Press

Maja Trochimczyk is a Californian poet, scholar, translator, photographer, and non-profit director from Poland. She studied musicology at the University of Warsaw, Poland (M.A. 1986) and sound engineering at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw (M.A. 1987). In 1988 she emigrated to Canada and in 1994 she earned her Ph.D. in musicology from McGill University in Montreal. She held Postdoctoral Fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (1994-1996),and the American Council of Learned Societies (2001-2002). She published seven books of music studies, including: Gorecki in Context: Essays on Music (2017),  Frederic Chopin: A Reserch and Information Guide (Routledge, 2015, co-edited with William Smialek), Lutoslawski: Music and Legacy (Polish Institute of Art and Sciences in Canada, 2014, co-edited with Stanislaw Latek), and Polish Dance in Southern California (East European Monographs, Columbia University Press, 2008). Her articles appeared in American Music, Contemporary Music Review, Musical Quarterly, Computer Music Journal, Muzyka, Studia Musicologica, Leonardo, Polish American Studies, Polish Review, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians II (Macmillan), Women Composers: Music Through the Ages (G.K. Hall), Lutoslawski Studies (Oxford University Press), and The Age of Chopin (Indiana University Press). Her musicology work was translated into Polish, German, French, Swedish, Chinese and Japanese.

She published five books of poetry (Rose Always - A Love Story, 2008, rev. 2018; Miriam's Iris, or Angels in the Garden, 2008, both from Moonrise Press; Slicing the Bread, Finishing Line Press 2014), Into Light, and The Rainy Bread (Moonrise Press, 2016). She also edited three poetry anthologies: Chopin with Cherries: A Tribute in Verse (2010) Meditations on Divine Names (2012), and Grateful Conversations (2018, co-edited with Kathi Stafford). An editorial Board Member of the California State Poetry Society (California Quarterly), and President of Helena Modjeska Art and Culture Club in Los Angelses, she published poetry and photographs in numerous journals and anthologies. Dr. Trochimczyk is a recipient of PAHA's Creative Arts Prize (2016) for her two books about WWII experience of civilians, including her family: as well as PAHA's Distinguished Service Award (2014), and the 2007 Swastek Prize for her article about Polish folk dance groups in Southern California. In 2012 she was presented with a medal for the promotion of Polish culture "Zasluzony dla Kultury Polskiej" from the Minister of Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Poland and received numerous city and county honors celebrating her 15 years of volunteering for the Polish-American community.

Dr. Pien Versteegh 
Executive Director 


Pien Versteegh has written her thesis on Polish miners in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands studying their position on the labor market and in the society in the period of 1920-1930. Her postdoctoral work compares Polish migrants in Germany and the United States focusing on mobility, migrants’ coping strategies, gender, and the second generation. She has received grants from the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and the Dutch Research Council. She has had several positions at Dutch universities and will be Dean of Avans School of International Studies at the Avans University of Applied Sciences in Breda, the Netherlands as of March 2015. Her involvement with PAHA has started in 2001 and she has served as the organization's Executive Director since 2008. 

Dr. Anna Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann
Eastern Connecticut State University
 Editor of Polish American Studies

PAHA's former President (2007-2009), and first Vice President (2004-2007), a former member of Awards Committee, Associate Editor of the Polish American Encyclopedia (ed. by James Pula), she serves as Editor of Polish American Studies (and was formerly a member of its editorial board). Dr. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann teaches at the Eastern Connecticut State University, continuously rendering excellent service to PAHA. As PAHA board member for many years, she has been instrumental in developing new strategies, alert in PAHA's PR activities. Recipient of many prestigious awards, Dr. Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann has devoted her time and her skill to the organization caring for the study and promotion of the Polish- American history and culture with visible, positive results. PAHA recognized her efforts with the following awards and prizes: Distinguished Service Award (2013), Miecislaus Haiman Award (2011), Oskar Halecki Prize (2004) for The Exile Mission: The Polish Political Diaspora and Polish Americans, 1939-1956; and Swastek Awards  for the best articles published in Polish American Studies: in 2002 ("The Mobilization of American Polonia for the Cause of the Displaced Persons" in Vol. 58, No. 1, Spring 2001) and in 2001 ("The Polish Post-World War II Diaspora: An Agenda for a New Millenium” in Vol. 57, No. 2, Autumn 2000). 


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BIOGRAPHIES OF MEMBERS OF PAHA COUNCIL




Dr. John Bukowczyk
History, Wayne State University


John Bukowczyk (B.A., Northwestern University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University) is Professor of History at Wayne State University in Detroit. Bukowczyk's publications include And My Children Did Not Know Me: A History of the Polish Americans (Indian University Press, 1987); A History of the Polish Americans (Transaction, 2008); and, as editor, Polish Americans and Their History: Community, Culture, and Politics (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996). Bukowczyk is the editor of the Journal of American Ethnic History and the Ohio University Press Polish and Polish-American Studies Series. He also is the recipient of the Gold Cross of Merit of Republic, a number of publication prizes, and several PAHA awards: the Distinguished Service Award (2001); the Miecislaus Haiman Award (1994); the Oskar Halecki Prize (1987) for the best book, And My Children Did Not Know Me: A History of the Polish- Americans;  and the Swastek Prize (1985) for the best article published in Polish American Studies, "Polish Rural Culture and Immigrant Working Class Formation, 1880-1914" in Vol. 41, No. 2 (Autumn 1984).


Dr. Mieczyslaw B. B. Biskupski
Polish and Polish American Studies, Central Connecticut State University


The Stanislaus A. Blejwas Endowed Chair in Polish and Polish American Studies at CCSU, Prof. Biskupski is the author of nine books, numerous journal articles, and a specialist in modern Central Europe. Before his appointment at CCSU, Dr. Biskupski was Professor of History and Graduate Professor of International Studies at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. He earned his doctorate at Yale, where he was a student of Piotr Wandycz, and he has held Visiting Professorships at the University of Rochester, served as Fulbright Research Professor at the University of Warsaw, and, in 1997, he was a Fellow of the Central European University of Budapest. Bolek is the recipient of many academic and national awards, including the Honor Roll of Polish Science by the Polish Ministry of Education and the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences, and a past president of PAHA. Since 2013, Prof. Biskupski has served as the President of PIASA. 

His books include: The United States and the rebirth of Poland, 1914-1918 (Yale University Press, 1981); American Polonia and the resurrection of independent Poland, 1914-1918 (Polish Studies Program, Central Connecticut State University, 1989); Re-creating Central Europe: the United States "inquiry" into the future of Poland in 1918 (Simon Fraser University Press, 1990); Poland and Europe: historical dimensions (Columbia Univ. Press, 1993); The history of Poland (Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000), and Hollywood’s War with Poland, 1939-1945 (Knoxville: University of Kentucky Press, 2010; winner of the Halecki Prize). He has also shared editorial credits with other eminent scholars; with James S. Pula he co-edited the Polish democratic thought from the Renaissance to the great emigration: essays and documents (East European Monographs, 1990); with Piotr Wandycz he edited Ideology, politics, and diplomacy in East Central Europe (University Rochester Press, 2003); and with Antony Polonsky he co-edited a special issue of Polin, vol. 19, Polish-Jewish relations in North America (Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2007).



Dr. Ewa Barczyk
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Ewa E. Barczyk, emerita, Associate Provost and Director of Libraries, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She received her M.A. in Slavic Studies from the University of Kansas and her M.L.I.S. from Southern Connecticut State University. She retired in 2015 from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee where she had been the Associate Provost and Director of Libraries. One of her focuses was engagement in many international initiatives with libraries in Poland, Taiwan and Africa. She published numerous articles in library publications and recently authored a chapter in The Globalized Library (2019). She is very active in Polish organizations to promote Polish heritage. She is currently President of the Polish American Librarians Association which provides resources and opportunities for librarians to promote Polish materials, culture, history. She is past president and continues to serve on the board of Polanki, the Polish Women’s Cultural Club of Milwaukee organizing Polish displays and cultural events throughout the community. She was the recipient of PAHA’s Skalny Civic Achievement Award in 2011 and currently is the editor of PAHA’s new project to document Polish historic sites in North America in a book titled Guide to Polish Historical Sites in North America.



Dr. Marta Cieślak
University of Arkansas, Little Rock

Marta Cieślak is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of History at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she teaches courses in modern European, world, and women's history. She received her Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo and specializes in transatlantic history. Her work spans East-Central Europe and the United States as she investigates historical connections and parallels between these two regions. Her research interests include transatlantic migrations, nationalism and nation-building, rural and urban poverty, and progressive reform movements. In her current project, she examines migration in and out of partitioned Poland after the abolition of European serfdom and responses of the Polish and American progressive nationalists to this new development in the transatlantic world. More recently, she has begun works on a project that will focus specifically on the transatlantic experience of Polish rural women after the abolition of serfdom.




Dr. Mary Patrice Erdmans 
Sociology, Case Western University


Mary Patrice Erdmans received her PhD in sociology from Northwestern University in 1992. Her areas of interest include immigration and ethnicity (with research on Poles and Polish Americans), the intersection of gender, class, and race (with research on Polish immigrant home health care workers, Polish American working-class women, adolescent mothers, and, currently, aged auto workers), and narrative research methods (e.g., life stories and oral histories). Her research has been published as book-length manuscripts -- On Becoming A Teen Mom: Life Before Pregnancy with Tim Black, (University of California Press, 2015); The Grasinski Girls: The Choices They Had and the Choices They Made  (Ohio University Press, 2004); and Opposite Poles: Immigrants and Ethnics in Chicago, 1976-1990 (Penn State Press, 1998). Her articles have appeared in The Sociological Quarterly, Journal of American Ethnic History, Sociological Inquiry, Qualitative Health Research, Polish American Studies, Humanity and Society, and North American Review.


Dr. Hubert Izienicki

 Assistant Professor of Sociology, Purdue University Northwest

Dr. Izienicki's research interests lie at the intersection of sexuality, immigration, and identity. Most recently, he studied migration experiences of sexual minority men in Chicago (USA) and Warsaw (Poland).  Currently, he is developing a major project that examines Poles’ return migration from the United States to Poland within the last two decades.  Among other publications, his work has appeared in Sociology of Religion and Teaching Sociology journals.  He received his Ph.D. from Indiana University.


Dr. Grażyna Kozaczka
English, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY

Grazyna J. Kozaczka received her Ph.D. in American Literature from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. She is a Professor of English at Cazenovia College and the director of the All-College Honors Program. Her book–length publications include William Dean Howells and John Cheever: Their Views on the Failing of the American Dream (Universitas, Krakow, Poland) and Old World Stitchery (Chilton Book Co. Radnor, PA). Among her research interests are American ethnic literature, women’s literature, literature of the Holocaust as well as traditional Polish folk dress and adornment. She has published scholarly essays as well as short fiction. 



Dr. Stephen Leahy
Center for Global Studies, Shantou University, China


Stephen M. Leahy is an Associate Professor of History in the Center for Global Studies at Shantou University. He has written on Polish Americans in Milwaukee. He won the Halecki Award for his biography of Clement J. Zablocki in 2002. In January 2017 he received PAHA's Distinguished Service Award for his contribution to PAHA's social media presence, especially establishing and managing the PAHA Facebook group. He is currently writing a book about Polish Americans and Civil Rights in Milwaukee from 1958 to 1968.



Dr. Anna Mazurkiewicz


University of Gdansk, Poland
PAHA Past President (2019-2020)


Dr. Anna Mazurkiewicz works at the Faculty of History at the University of Gdańsk where from she graduated summa cum laude in 1999, and where she defended her Doctoral Dissertation in 2006. She also studied at the California State University, Fresno (1997-1998), was a APRF Fellow at the Notre Dame University (2002-2003), and a Kosciuszko Foundation Fellow at the IHRC at the University of Minnesota (2007-2008), Visegrad Fellow at the Central European University, Open Society Archives in Budapest (2010). She taught at State University of New York (Buffalo, 2012-2013) and gave guest lectures at the University of Primorska, Koper (Slovenia). Her scholarly interests include: the Cold War; the United States after World War II; U.S.-Polish diplomatic relations; media system in the United States; U.S. policy towards the countries of East Central Europe; political activity of refugees from East Central Europe in the United States after World War II; political emigration from East Central Europe in 1945-1989.

 The winner of the prestigious 2018 Haiman Award, Dr. Mazurkiewicz  published two books related to the American response to elections in Poland (1947,1989): Dyplomacja Stanów Zjednoczonych wobec wyborów w Polsce w latach 1947 i 1989, Neriton, Warszawa 2007; Prasa amerykańska wobec wyborów w Polsce w latach 1947 i 1989, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego, Gdańsk 2009. She edited a two-volume publication: East Central Europe in Exile, vol. 1: Transatlantic Migrations and vol. 2: Transatlantic Identities (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013) which won the Oskar Halecki Prize bestowed by the Polish American Historical Association (2015).

The most recent volume edited by her has just been printed as part of the series: Od exsilli do exile. Migracje przymusowe w perspektywie historycznej, Studia Historica Gedanensia, Vol.5 (Gdańsk: University of Gdańsk Press, 2014). Member of a number of Polish and foreign scholarly associations, Mazurkiewicz is the First Vice-President of the Polish American Historical Association. Her awards also include: The National Centre for Culture’s award for best doctoral dissertation in history (2007); Swastek Award for best article printed in the scholarly journal Polish American Studies in 2012; Krzysztof Celestyn Mrongowiusz University of Gdańsk Distinction for Excellence in Teaching (2010), and the Medal of the Commission of National Education (2014). Since 2006 she has been working on the Assembly of Captive European Nations (ACEN) in the context of American foreign policy during the Cold War.


Bozena Nowicka McLees
Polish Studies Program, Loyola University of Chicago



Ms. Bożena Nowicka McLees was born in Warsaw, and came to Chicago in 1975. She holds an M.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Polish Language and Literature. She taught Polish at University of Illinois in 1980-1986, at Loyola University  in 1986-1991 and since 2005 in the present position.  She organized many conferences on Polish and Polish-American culture; and is a recipient of the Skalny Civic Achievement Award (2011). She is currently the Director of Interdisciplinary Polish Studies at Loyola University Chicago, and is also Polish language and literature instructor. She co-founded the Polish Studies Program at Loyola in 2007 and developed its curriculum over the past ten years. The program has grown to offer 12 courses that enroll over 200 students each semester, taught by six accomplished scholars specializing in various fields of knowledge about Poland. 


Ms. McLees has focused on connecting the evolving academic programs in Poland with the existing network of schools and organizations in Chicago to promote interest and understanding of Polish culture, as well as the maintenance of heritage language skills. Ms. McLees has organized three academic conferences at Loyola, the Chopin & Paderewski Conference in 2010, the Jan Karski Conference in 2014, and ‘The Poles’ section of the Chicago Catholic Immigrants Conference in 2015. Her most notable publications include Language Diversity in the USA; Polish in the USA Cambridge University Press, 2010; and a translation of “Five Poems from Vade-Mecum” by Cyprian Kamil Norwid, The Polish Review, vol. XXVIII.  



Dr. Dorota Praszalowicz
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Dr. Praszalowicz is based at Jagiellonian University and has published books and articles on Polish emigres in America: Stosunki polsko-niemieckie na obczyznie: Polscy i niemieccy imigranci w Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA) 1860-1920 (1999), Agnieszka Malek / Dorota Praszalowicz (eds.): Between the Old and the New World. Studies in the History of Overseas Migrations (= Migration - Ethnicity - Nation: Cracow Studies in Culture, Society and Politics; Vol. 1), Bern / Frankfurt a.M. [u.a.]: Peter Lang 2012,.  She organizes biennial workshops on immigration studies and "American Ethnicity" at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. Dr. Praszalowicz  is the recipient of PAHA's 2018 James S. Pula Distinguished Service Award for her work on behalf of the organization, especially securing Polish government grant for the 75th Anniversary Conference in Chicago, Il.

Robert Synakowski with PAHA Executive Director, Dr. Pien Versteegh
PAHA's 76th Meeting, January 2019, Chicago.

Robert Synakowski
Director, Syracuse Polish Home

Robert Synakowski, of Syracuse, New York, a teacher of English Language Learners in the Syracuse City Schools, is active in Polonia as President of the Syracuse Polish Community, Inc., a Board Member of the Polish Scholarship Fund, Inc., President of the Heritage Society and Vice President of the American Council for Polish Culture. He has received degrees from Westminster Choir College and Le Moyne College and has studied at the Jagiellonian University and taught English in Poland for several years. He is a church organist at two Syracuse churches and he is actively researching the history of Syracuse Polonia and travels frequently to Poland. He is the recipient of PAHA's 2017 Skalny Civic Achievement Award. 



Dr. Kathleen Wroblewski

 Missouri State University


Dr. Wroblewski explores the experiences of peasant labor migrants in 19th and 20th century Poland, and as such situates the history of Eastern Europe in larger global frameworks of exchange and political economy. Of particular note, her research considers how labor migrants understood ideas of economic uplift, respectability, and commodification and, more broadly, how narrative structure—the way we tell the stories of our economic lives—affects conceptions of citizenship and belonging. Alongside her interest in migration, she specializes in history pedagogy and is interested in the intersection of the tools of history—how historians approach things like evidence, scale, periodization, and narrative—and student learning. Dr. Wroblewski is&nbspan Assistant Professor of History at Missouri State University, where she teaches courses on Eastern Europe and world history.


PAHA BOARDS IN THE PAST

PAHA Boars at the 75th Anniversary Conference at Loyola University Chicago, L to R: Dominic Pacyga, Neal Pease, Maja Trochimczyk, Mary Patrice Erdmans, Iwona Korga, Stephen Leahy, Grazyna Kozaczka, Czeslaw Karkowski, Anna Mazurkiewicz, Pien Versteegh, Joanna Wojdon, Robert Synakowski, Anna Jaroszynska-Kirchmann, Bozena Nowicka-McLees, John Bukowczyk, Anna Muller, Dorota Praszalowicz, James Pula. 


Members of PAHA Board at Polska Akademia Umiejetnosci, October 2017
L to R: Iwona Korga, guest, Ewa Barczyk, Grazyna Kozaczka, Czeslaw Karkowski, Bozena Nowicka McLees, Dorota Praszalowicz, Anna Jaroszynska-Kirchmann, Maja Trochimczyk




PAHA Board in Krakow, Polska Akademia Umiejetnosci. June 2017. L to R: J. Pula, J. Wojdon, A. Mazurkiewicz, P. Versteegh, N. Pease. Back Row: D. Pacyga, A. Muller, S. Leahy, B. McLees, M. Trochimczyk, D. Praszalowicz, M.P. Erdmans, G. Kozaczka.

PAHA Board in Atlanta, GA, January 2017. L to R: A. Mazurkiewicz, G. Kozaczka, J. Pula, P.Versteegh, A. Muller, A. Jaroszynska-Kirchmann, M.P.Erdmans, R. Synakowski, M. Trochimczyk.


PAHA Board at Cazenovia College, NY, May 2016. L to R, seated: R. Synakowski, P. Versteegh, G. Kozaczka, J. Bukowczyk, M. Trochimczyk. Standing. Cz. Karkowski, M.P. Erdmans, I. Korga, A. Jaroszynska-Kirchmann, J. Pula.


                       
PAHA Board in Warsaw, June 2014. L to R (front): Iwona Korga, Pien Versteegh, Grazyna Kozaczka, Maja Trochimczyk, and Jim Pula. L to R (back): Angela Pienkos (guest), Tom Napierkowski, Stephen Leahy, Donald Pienkos (guest), Anna Jaroszynska-Kirchmann, Ann Hetzel Gunkel, Anna Mazurkiewicz, Tom Duszak, Mieczyslaw B.B. Biskupski.
      







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