Pawel J. Koscielny

Graduate Student

Late Modern Europe


Research Interests

  • Central Europe
  • Post-socialist memory-regimes
  • 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 state-socialism.
  2. To deconstruct the ideological assumptions that congealed around those narratives.
  3. To produce a historical analysis of the Illiberal turn that doesn't depend on those assumptions.

Publications & Presentations

Lech Kaczynski's W-Hour

Cultural Tactics of Polish Populism

Losing the War in The Ether

Illiberalism is For The Children