Pawel J. Koscielny

Research Interests: 

Central Europe. Collective Memory after 1989. The European Labor movement. Fascism and anti-fascism. The cultural Cold War. 

My research projects generally revolve around three interlocking agenda:

1. To disrupt Western triumphalist narratives of the collapse of Central European state-socialism. 

2. To deconstruct the cultural, intellectual, and ideological assumptions that congealed around those narratives.

3. To produce a historical analysis of the Illiberal turn that doesn't depend on those assumptions.


Graduate Position: 
Graduate Student