Pol-Int Team

From left to right: Katharina Kinga Kowalski (until 2018), Susanne Orth, Anna Labentz, Katarzyna Jez (until 2018), Aleksandra Wągrodzka, Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast and Urszula Kieżun. Not in the picture: Jan Kowalski (Photo: Heide Fest).

From left to right: Katharina Kinga Kowalski (until 2018), Susanne Orth, Anna Labentz, Katarzyna Jez (until 2018), Aleksandra Wągrodzka, Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast and Urszula Kieżun. Not in the picture: Jan Kowalski (Photo: Heide Fest).

« With Pol-Int, we are pleased to meet the needs of a scholarly community which has made Poland its focus. Not only in Poland and Germany, but across the world. »

Prof. Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast

Project Director

Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast heads the Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies (ZIP) at the European University Viadrina (EUV) and the Graduate College for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies. An economist and economic historian, she completed her habilitation on European history (with a focus on economic history) from the University of Siegen in 2013. She has worked and researched at a variety of institutes, including the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung (ZZF) in Potsdam, the University of Erfurt, the Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas at the University of Leipzig and the Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in Wassenaar. Currently, she is focusing her research on social economics. Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast is married, has two daughters and lives with her family in Frankfurt Oder.

Susanne Orth

Project Management

Since April 2017, she is repsonsible for the management of the online platform Polish-Studies.Interdisciplinary. She studied East and Southeast European History, Slavic Studies, and Comparative Literature at the Freie Universität Berlin. Since 2006, she has been working at the European University Viadrina. Until 2016, she headed the German-Polish Career Center and developed the Alumni-network as well as a fundraising strategy for the European University Viadrina.

Anna Labentz

Editorial Team

In April 2017, she became editor in chief of the online platform Polish-Studies.Interdisciplinary. From 2012 to 2017, she was research manager at the Centre for Historical Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Berlin, where she coordinated the project and publication German-Polish Realms of Memory. Additionally, she works as freelance editor and translator from Polish and English to German.

Urszula Kieżun

Editorial Team

She has been working in the editorial team for the online platform Polish-Studies.Interdisciplinary since September 2013. Furthermore, she works independently as a trainer for civic education and human rights, leading projects (seminars, youth exchanges) for different educational institutions. She studied Philosophy at Warsaw University, completing her M.A. in 2010 and Economics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, completing her B.A. in 2017.

Aleksandra Wągrodzka

Technical Management

Aleksandra Wągrodzka is an academic assistant at the Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies. She received her BA in the Faculty of Cultural Sciences and is now continuing with her master studies at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). In 2011, she spent a semester in Italy learning the language and getting to know the country's culture. Her academic interests include German-Polish relations as well as eighteenth and nineteenth century Polish history.

Jan Kowalski

Social Media

He has been working for the platform Polish-Studies.Interdisciplinary since 2016 and is responsible for Social Media.