Ewa Stańczyk is Lecturer in East European Studies. She teaches courses in Eastern European history and area studies. She holds a PhD in Polish Studies from the University of Manchester (2010). Prior to her appointment at UvA she was Thomas Brown Assistant Professor in Polish Studies at Trinity College Dublin.
She is currently working on a monograph on Israel and Eastern Europe in 1948 (co-authored with Nir Arielli). The study looks at the migration of Eastern European Jews to Israel as part of the military recruitment by the Haganah.
Her previous research focused on collective memory and national identity in East/Central Europe. She has recently completed a book Commemorating the Children of World War II in Poland: Combative Remebrance (London: Palgrave, 2019) which investigates local memory projects relating to child victims and survivors of WWII. Her other interests include visual studies, comic books and photography, in particular, and the ways in which these media are used in the cultural constructions of past.
She has been awarded several international research fellowships:
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