Agnieszka Marczyk


Fellow - Eurasia Program

Research Areas:

History, Democracy, Education

Agnieszka (Aya) Marczyk is a Fellow in the Eurasia Program at FPRI. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, andspecializes in modern European intellectual history, with a focus on the relationship between politics and culture. Her teaching and instructional design background includes undergraduate courses on nineteenth-century Europe, modernist culture and politics, Nazi Germany, World War II, the Soviet Union, world revolutions, the Arab-Spring and twentieth-century East Central Europe. While at Penn, her work was supported by grants from the Fulbright-Hays program, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Wilson Center, among others; she received two student-nominated teaching awards and collaborated with the Center for Teaching and Learning to design and implement training sessions for incoming Teaching Assistants.  In recent years, her work has focused on democratic citizenship and teaching historical thinking skills. Her translations of essays on politics, culture, and democracy have appeared in periodicals like Common KnowledgeNew Republic, and Salmagundi. Together with Adrian Basora and Maia Otarashvili, she is co-editor of “Does Democracy Matter? The United States and Global Democracy Support” (Rowman and Littlefield, 2017). Together with Adam Michnik, she is co-editor or “Against Anti-Semitism: A Collection of Twentieth-Century Polish Writings” (Oxford University Press, 2017). She holds an M.A. in Cognitive Psychology from Bucknell University and a B.A. from Brown University. 

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