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Piotr H. Kosicki

Former Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, East European Studies


    June 13, 2015 — July 30, 2015

    Professional affiliation

    Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Maryland, College Park

    Wilson Center Projects

    “Between Christ and Lenin: Catholicism, Poland, and the Specter of Communism, 1891-1991”

    Full Biography

    Piotr H. Kosickiis Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland. Recipient of a PhD from Princeton, he has published widely on the history of the Catholic Church, on the intellectual entanglements of Poland and France, and on the Cold War, including Catholics on the Barricades: Poland, France, and “Revolution,” 1891-1956 (Yale, 2018) and, as editor, Christian Democracy and the Fall of Communism (2019, with M. Gehler and H. Wohnout), Christian Democracy across the Iron Curtain (2018, with S. Łukasiewicz), The Long 1989 (2019, with K. Kunakhovich), and Vatican II behind the Iron Curtain (2016). His essays have appeared in Commonweal, The TLS, and the Washington Post.


    Major Publications

    An edited volume entitled Re-mapping Polish-German Historical Memory: Physical, Political, and Literary Spaces (Bloomington, 2011).

    “Les lieux de mémoire polonaise de Katyń : d’une fôret à un musée, 1943-2010,” in David El Kenz and François-Xavier Nérard, eds, Commémorer les victimes en Europe : XVIe-XXIe siècles (Paris, 2011).

    A forthcoming chapter on Catholicism and the Cold War in the new Routledge Handbook of the Cold War.

    A forthcoming monograph entitled Between Christ and Lenin: Poland, Catholicism, and the Global History of Social Justice, 1891-1991.

    Previous Terms

    May 13, 2013 - Aug 30, 2013: “Europe between Catechism and Revolution: Catholicism, Poland, and the Specter of Communism, 1891-1991.” May 10, 2012 - June 31, 2012