Agnieszka (Aya) Marczyk is a Fellow in the Eurasia Program and a Senior Fellow at the Butcher History Institute at FPRI.
Her research explores inquiry-based learning in high school history classrooms. She collaborates with teachers and historians to create curricular materials that invite students to engage in critical analysis of historical arguments and evidence. She offers professional development workshops for teachers, and works with schools and districts to help make rigorous inquiry-based instruction available to all students.
Her writing focuses on democracy and cross-cultural understanding. She co-edited two books and published over forty translations of political and literary texts, including essays by writers like Adam Michnik, Czesław Miłosz, and Leszek Kołakowski. Her work has been supported by fellowships from the Fulbright-Hays program, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Woodrow Wilson Center, among others. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University, a Master of Science in cognitive psychology from Bucknell University, and a Ph.D. in European intellectual history from the University of Pennsylvania.