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ZIP Advisory Board: prof. dr Brian Porter-Szűcs

Brian's Portrait 2016 x190 ©Ildi Porter-Szucs

Brian Porter-Szűcs is an Arthur Thurnau Professor of History at the University of Michigan, where he has worked since 1994. He is the author of Poland and the Modern World: Beyond Martyrdom (Wiley Blackwell, 2014), Faith and Fatherland: Catholicism, Modernity, and Poland (Oxford University Press, 2010), and When Nationalism Began to Hate: Imagining Modern Politics in 19th Century Poland (Oxford University Press, 2000), which was translated into Polish as Gdy nacjonalizm zaczął nienawidzić: Wyobrażenia nowoczesnej polityki w dziewiętnastowiecznej Polsce (Pogranicze, 2011). Together with Bruce Berglund he co-edited Christianity and Modernity in East-Central Europe (Central European University Press, 2010). Porter-Szűcs was the recipient of the Amicus Polonae award in 2000, and his publications have been recognized with numerous prizes, including the Budka award from the Kościuszko Foundation (1999), the Oskar Halecki award from the Polish Institute for Arts and Sciences in America (2000), and the Kulczycki prize from the Association for Slavic and East European Studies (2012). His research has been supported by grants from the American Council for Learned Societies, the Fulbright Association, the United States Institute for Peace, and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research. Porter-Szűcs grew up in Mercer, Pennsylvania, got his undergraduate degree at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and received his doctorate in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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