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Ph.D. Elżbieta Kwiecińska


Born 1989 He comes from Radość near Warsaw. She completed her master’s degree in history at the University of Warsaw (2015) and obtained two master’s degrees in law and sociology from the MISH College (2017). In March 2021, she defended her doctorate in history at the European University Institute in Florence on the concept of “civilization mission” as a cultural transfer in Central and Eastern Europe in the 19th century. She also studied at New York University under the supervision of Prof. Larry Wolff (2017). She completed research internships at the German Historical Institute in Warsaw (2020) and in Lviv at the Center for Urban History (2020) and at the Ukrainian Catholic University under a grant from the Visegrad Fund (2021). He knows several foreign languages: English, Ukrainian, Yiddish, Russian, German and Italian.

Her research interests include the methodology and history of historiography, as well as the intellectual, cultural and social history of Poland, Ukraine, Russia and Ashkenazi Jews in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with particular emphasis on national processes and colonial studies. In his research, he adopts the perspective of global and transnational history.

Doctoral thesis A Civilizing Relay : the Concept of the “Civilizing Mission” as Cultural Transfer in East-Central Europe, 1815-1919, (Florence : European University Institute, 2021, EUI PhD theses, Department of History and Civilization ). Abstract 

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