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- University of Manchester
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- Polish refugees, Displaced Persons, World War II refugees, victims of Nazi persecutions, forced labourers, Cold War
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- About Me
Dr Katarzyna Nowak is a historian specialising in cultural and social history of Eastern Europe, with a particular interest in refugee and migrant history. During her doctoral and postdoctoral research at the University of Manchester, she focused on Displaced Persons in the early Cold War period in the global perspective. She is currently completing her first monograph, entitled Kingdom of Barracks. Polish Displaced Persons in Allied-occupied Germany and Austria, 1945-1952. She has published on the history of gender, refugees, and diaspora.
- Recent Publications
‘“To Reach the Lands of Freedom”: Petitions of Polish Displaced Persons to American Poles, Moral Screening, and the Role of Diaspora in Refugee Resettlement’, Cultural and Social History, 16:5, 2019, 621-642.
‘“We Would Rather Drown Ourselves in Lake Victoria”: Refugee Women, Protest, and Polish Displacement in Colonial East Africa, 1948-49’, Immigrants & Minorities, 37:1-2, 2019, 92-117.
‘A Gloomy Carnival of Freedom. Sex, Gender, and Emotions among Polish Displaced Persons in the Aftermath of World War II’, Aspasia. The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women’s and Gender History, vol. 13, 2019, 113-134. This article received the British Association for Slavonic & East European Studies (BASEES) Postgraduate Prize for the Best Article.
Peter Gatrell, Anindita Ghoshal, Katarzyna Nowak, and Alex Dowdall, ‘Reckoning with Refugeedom: Refugee Voices in Modern History’, Social History, 46:1, 2021, 70-95.
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- Poland, Germany, Austria
- Expertise by Geography
- Eastern Europe, Germany, Western Europe
- Expertise by Chronology
- Expertise by Topic
- Holocaust & Nazi Persecution, Migration & Immigration, World War II