Dr. Katarzyna Nowak

Dr Katarzyna Nowak is a historian specializing in the cultural and
social history of the early Cold War, with a particular interest in
refugee history. During her doctoral and postdoctoral research at the
University of Manchester, Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust
Studies, and Central European University, she focused on Displaced
Persons from Eastern Europe in a global perspective. She has recently
published her first monograph entitled ‘Kingdom of Barracks: Polish
Displaced Persons in Allied-occupied Germany and Austria, 1945-1952′
(McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2023). She has published on the
history of gender, refugees, and diaspora. Currently, she is a Marie
Curie fellow at the Research Center for the History of Transformations
(RECET) at the University of Vienna, working on a project concerning the
Vatican’s involvement in post-World War II refugee aid.

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