Biographical Summary

Born 1982 in Tychy; 2004-2008 Studies: Eastern European History and Political Science, Philipps-University Marburg, and Justus-Liebig-University Gießen; 2008-2012: Assistant Researcher, Herder-Institute, Marburg, Research team member of the project “Kulturtechniken und ihre Medialisierung” (Techniques of Culture and Their Medial Transformation), sub-project B2: “Audiovisuelle Geschichtsschreibung. Fernsehnarrative in Ost- und Westeuropa” (Audiovisual Historiography. Televisual Narratives in Eastern and Western Europe); 2013: Ph.D., Justus-Liebig-University Gießen; 2013-2014: Scholarship holder, German-Czech and German-Slovak Commission on History, German Historical Institute Warsaw; 2015: Visiting Fellowship, German Historical Institute Warsaw; 2016-2017: Occupations in Private Sector; 2018-2020: Teacher for History and Civics at Freie Waldorfschule Magdeburg; February 2020: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at GHI Warsaw, funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG). Current research project: “‘No Sex Please, We are Catholic’. Reproduction and Partnership in the Area of Conflict between (De-)Secularisation and (De-)Privatisation of Religion in Ireland and Poland” is part of area of Research 4 (Violence and Foreign Rule in the “Age of Extremes”). Further research interests: Contemporary European History, specialisation on Central Eastern Europe, Cultures of Remembrance and Memory Politics, Gender Politics and History of Sexuality, History of Media and Technology.

Current GHI Research Project

“No Sex Please, We are Catholic”. Reproduction and Partnership in the Area of Conflict between (De-)Secularisation and (De-)Privatisation of Religion in Ireland and Poland (Research Area 4: Violence and Foreign Dominion in the ‘Age of Extremes‘)

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Further Research Interests:

  • European contemporary history with special focus on East Central Europe
  • Memory culture and state memorial policy
  • Gender history and history of sexuality
  • History of media, film and technology



Die Darstellung der Judenvernichtung in Film, Fernsehen und politischer Publizistik der Volksrepublik Polen 1968-1989 (Studien zur Ostmitteleuropaforschung; 34). Marburg 2015.

Articles (selection)

Körperpolitik, (staatstragender) Katholizismus und (De‐)Säkularisierung im 20. Jahrhundert. Auseinandersetzungen um Reproduktionsrechte in Irland und Polen, Body Politics 7 (2019), H. 11, S. 123-158.

Wider die „angeborene und nationale Mission der Frau“? Gesellschaftliche Auseinandersetzungen um Abtreibungen in Polen seit der Entstalinisierung. In: Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung 2 (2019), S. 249-278.

Säkularisierung im Intimbereich. Auseinandersetzungen um Sexualität und Reproduktionsrechte in Irland und Polen nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg. In: Střed/Centre. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies of Central Europe in 19th and 20th Centuries 1 (2018), S. 55-100.

Some findings of the recent research in the history of Upper Silesia. In: Acta Poloniae Historica 114 (2016), S. 327-342.


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