Anna Mazurkiewicz, Ph.D. 

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.

She has 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. She is the recipient of a few awards including: The National Centre for Culture’s award for best doctoral dissertation in history (2007) and 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.


Dear Members and Friends of PAHA,

I hope this messages finds you well! Towards the end of the year I wanted to remind  you about PAHA. Without members no organization can survive. Thanks to you – your contributions to the field of the Polish American Studies as well as your journal subscriptions – we go on thriving.

The year 2018 will mark the centennial of Poland’s rebirth, but also the 75th Anniversary of PAHA. We inaugurated the celebrations during PAHA's 75th Annual Meeting which took place in Washington DC on Jan. 4-7, 2018. The conference program is available here: 

You may also see the 75th Meeting Program on this blog:

If you are in the area, or if you can travel to DC – please consider joining us for the conference. All audience attending PAHA sessions enter for free (though Presenters are required to register with AHA). 

The next year’s conference will take place in Chicago (January 2019). Our Call for Papers will be issued in January – deadline for submissions – April 15, 2018.

This January, during the Washington conference, we have presented a special volume on PAHA’s history which has been edited by James S. Pula. If you are interested in obtaining a copy - please let us know. We will notify you once it is available for purchase.

More information about our plans for 2018 will follow in January. In the meantime, please share the joy and stay tuned to more PAHA News. (Spoiler alert: watch out for the new web page! We are modernizing for Your enjoyment!)

While working on the updates to our website we have decided to expand the “teacher resources” section. Should you have a link to a resource/website that you believe we should include in it for the sake of advancing Polish American studies (teacher/researcher use) – please pass it along. As always, please remember to submit your updates (new books, career updates, projects and events) for our communication outlets. Help us make PAHA even stronger and do not forget to renew your membership!

May the New Year 2018 be filled with enthusiasm, reinvigorated interest in all-things-Polish/Polish American and success in all your personal endeavors!

Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku!

Dr. Anna Mazurkiewicz
PAHA President

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