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Unlike this website, the international relations and the entire world around us aren't black and white...

With my expertise I aim to help you to understand nuances and historical dynamics of the Eastern European area and its ongoing flirtation with the Western Europe.

I am a Polish scholar based in the Netherlands specialised in transnational history and cultural encounters, particularly between Poland and the Netherlands.

I received my PhD degree from the University of Groningen in 2012, in the Arts, Culture and Media studies. In 2013 I received an award for young scholars from the KNAW (Royal Dutch Academy of Science). Since 2020 I lecture at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication. Earlier in my career I was a post doctoral researcher at the NIOD in Amsterdam. Within past 5 years I was honoured with short and long term academic fellowships from the IfZ in Munich, the Imre Kertész Kolleg in Jena and the Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study. 

Contact me


  • customised lectures and workshops
  • moderation and expert commentary
  • editing and writing
  • archival research
  • fixing for journalistic projects
  • image audio-visual research
  • translations (Polish, Dutch, English)
  • advising on concept and content (websites, exhibitions, events and festivals)



From Polish to Dutch:

Adam Michnik, Het fascisme op z'n PoolsNexus 80 (2019) 

Olga Tokarczuk, Hoe vertalers de wereld redden, Nexus 82 (2019)

Olga Tokarczuk, Niets zal meer hetzelfde zijn, NRC 18 April 2020.

Olga Tokarczuk, Ognosia, Nexus 86 (2021)

Marian Turski, Shoah: wat wist ik als een van de slachtoffers van mijn lot?, Nexus 84 (2020)

Adam Zagajewski, De laatste twee gedichten, Nexus 86 (2021)

Urszula Zajączkowska, Puin en jonge bladeren, 360 Magazine, nr.180, 28 Mei 2020



  • et al.


firm grasp of East and West




  • archival research for new exhibition at the Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau; for Anne Frank Fonds Basle
  • image and audio-visaul research for Polish documentary
  • lecturer at Webster University
  • editor at the international literature festival Read My World & events in co-operation with the Foundation Stichting Literatura
  • literary translations for a.o. Nexus Institute
  • expert commentary for the Dutch media
  • invited lectures at various universities and institutes in the Netherlands (Groningen, Amsterdam, Leiden, Nijmegen) and abroad in Poland, Germany, Italy, Portugal.
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Currently I work for:

  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Webster University Leiden
  • University of Groningen

In the past I was affiliated with:

  • NIOD, Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam
  • Lichtenberg-Kolleg - The Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study in Göttingen

  • Fritz Bauer Institut in Frankfurt

  • Imre Kertész Kolleg in Jena 

  • Das Zentrum für Holocaust-Studien am Institut für Zeitgeschichte in München

  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen 

For questions & inquiries

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+31 628 533 219