Prof. Dagmara Jajeśniak-Quast
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.
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 (on leave)
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.
Aleksandra Polkowska (Wągrodzka)
Since June 2018 she has been coordinating the technical development of Pol-Int. In 2013, she received her BA in the Faculty of Cultural Sciences and then continued with her master studies Sprachen, Kommunikation und Kulturen at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). In 2019 she received her MA for a thesis on the topic „Die mediale Wahrnehmung des 'Deutsch-Polnischen Preises' in Polen. Eine qualitative Analyse". Her academic interests include German-Polish relations after 1990 as well concepts of digital humanities and open access.
Since November 2019 she has been working as a content manager for Pol-Int. After receiving her bachelor's degree in Cultural Studies at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg in 2016, she began her master's programme in Interdisciplinary Polish Studies and German Literature and Culture at the Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg the same year. As part of her studies, Luisa Klatte completed an internship at Pol-Int from September 2018 to January 2019 and graduated in September 2019. Within the Interdisciplinary Polish Studies her academic interests include Polish Literatures and Cultures with a focus on Modern Literature, Culture of Remembrance, Postcolonial Theories and Feminism and Gender Studies.
He has been working for the platform Polish-Studies.Interdisciplinary since 2016 and is responsible for Social Media.