about me (education, work & pastime)

I hold PhD in Cultural Studies. also graduated from East European Cultural Studies (MA), International Relations (MA & BA) and History (BA). I studied in Warsaw, Poland, and St. Petersburg, Russia. But no, I’m not a Russian troll.

I am a post-doc researcher at Lund University, a research fellow at the Danish Foreign Policy Society (DUS) and a lecturer at DIS Study Abroad. If you study at a US college and you are thinking about moving to Europe for one semester, DIS is the place to be.

My academic interests cover identity studies, politics of memory & cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region.

Until July 2021 I worked as a career diplomat at Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. I served as Vice-Consul at Poland’s Consulate General in Kaliningrad, Russia. prior to that, i worked in Brussels and Warsaw.

I am a member of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies and the Polish US Alumni Association.

I am an expert on Russia, the Baltic Sea and the Arctic of the Casimir Pulaski Foundation.

I am a friend of the Model European Parliament Baltic Sea Region (MEP BSR). If you are a teenager or have teenage children, I cordially recommend this initiative. It’s better than spending most of your/their time on social media and browsing webpages.

I shoot film. Many years ago, I started with M42 thread mount Zenits and Prakticas. I use Contax/Yashica and medium format systems these days. I am ceaselessly fascinated with the unpredictability of the communist-era equipment and the surgical precision of the West German/Japanese gear.