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Laurie Koloski

Associate Professor of History

Email: [[lskolo]]
Office Phone: 757-221-3590

Areas of Specialization

20th-century East-Central Europe


Laurie Koloski received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1998. Her teaching interests include modern Europe, communism and stalinism, historiography, and Polish-Jewish relations. She specializes in modern eastern Europe, with a particular focus on the social and cultural history of post-1945 Poland.  Her forthcoming book explores cultural production and individual agency in the first decade of communism, and is titled Seeing Beyond the State: Culture and Continuity in Early Postwar Poland.