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Dr Patryk Jan Babiracki

[Dr Patryk Babiracki]

Associate Professor, History
Last Updated: July 20, 2020
about me

Research Interests

Research Interests
As a researcher, I have been interested in the transnational and cultural dimensions of Soviet and East European communisms during the Cold War. Recently, I completed three projects. The first is a monograph titled Soviet Soft Power in Poland: Culture and the Making of Stalin’s New Empire, 1943-1957 (University of North Carolina Press, 2015). The book explores Soviet and Polish communists efforts to consolidate the new empire through broadly-understood international cultural initiatives. The second is a co-edited collection of essays titled Cold War Crossings: International Travel and Exchange in the Soviet Bloc, 1940s-1960s (Texas A&M University Press, 2014). The third is a collection of essays (co-edited with Austin Jersild), titled Socialist Internationalism in the Cold War: Exploring the Second World (Palgrave, 2016). I am presently working on a monograph tentatively called "Reinventing Poland: The Poznań International Fair, National Identity and the Rebellion of East European Peripheries, 1918-1990s." Funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and based on archives in Poland, Russia, Germany, France, UK and US, it explores the unknown efforts to reframe Polish national identity and renegotiate the country's relationship with the West.

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Modern Europe, Poland, Russia / USSR, theory and methodology of history

Education

Education

    • 2008 PhD in History
      Johns Hopkins University, 2008
    • 2006 MA in History
      Johns Hopkins University, 2006
    • 2002 BA in Russian Studies
      Portland State University, 2002

Appointments

Appointments

    • Aug 2009 to Present Associate Professor
      HIstory, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington,
    • Aug 2008 to Aug 2009 Temporary Lecturer
      School of HIstory and Archives, University College Dublin (Dublin, Ireland)

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

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    • June 2015 to Aug 2016 The Poznań International Fair: A Cold War History sponsored by  -  $10000
      Patryk Babiracki (Funded)
    • July 2010 to Dec 2010 Jozef Tischner Fellowships for Polish and Polish-American Scholars sponsored by  -  $9494
      Patryk Babiracki (Funded)

Publications

Presentations

    • November  2017
      Babiracki, Patryk, "Populism Under a Spotlight", Berlin. (November 5, 2017).
    • November  2017
      Babiracki, Patryk, "The Intellectual Dimension of Soviet Soft Power in Eastern Europe", Chicago, IL. (November 1, 2017).
    • July  2017
      Babiracki, Patryk, "Polish Students in the Soviet Union: Non-Conformity and Conflict, 1948-1957". (July 17, 2017).
    • May  2016
      Babiracki, Patryk, "Labor Mobility at the Poznań International Fair, 1940s-1960s", St. Antony's College, Oxford. (May 19, 2016).
    • January  2016
      Babiracki, Patryk, "1956 and Eastern European Literatures: Theories, Practices, People", Washington, DC: . (January 1, 2016).
    • January  2016
      Babiracki, Patryk, "Sound and International Imagination in Cold War Central Europe"", Washington, DC: . (January 1, 2016).
    • November  2015
      Babiracki, Patryk, "Cold War Connections between the 'Second' and 'Third' Worlds", Philadelphia. (November 21, 2015).
    • November  2015
      Babiracki, Patryk, "Communist Comparisons: New Approaches to Comparative History in the Soviet Bloc", Philadelphia. (November 20, 2015).
    • November  2014
      Babiracki, Patryk, "Cultural Contacts Behind the Wall: Cultural Exchange and Statehood in the Eastern Bloc,", San Antonio. (November 22, 2014).
    • May  2014
      Babiracki, Patryk, "Soviet Soft Power in Eastern Europe, 1945-1956", University of Sheffield. (May 16, 2014).
    • November  2012
      Babiracki, Patryk, "Soviet Soft Power, Polish Jews and Anti-Semitism, 1943-1957", Budapest. (November 7, 2012).
    • November  2011
      Babiracki, Patryk, "Cultural Diplomacy with a ‘People’s Democracy:’ the Soviet Union and Poland, 1944-1948", Washington, DC. . (November 19, 2011).
    • November  2011
      Babiracki, Patryk, "Friendship: The Evolution of a Leitmotif in Transnational Post-Stalinist Discourse", Washington, DC. . (November 19, 2011).
    • December  2010
      Babiracki, Patryk, "Towards Modernity: Early Modern Republicanism and Modernizing Empires", Institute for Human Sciences (Vienna) . (December 16, 2010).
    • December  2010
      Babiracki, Patryk, "An Army of Skeptics: Polish Military Units in the USSR and the Meaning of the New Soviet Empire, 1943- 1945", Vienna, Austria. (December 10, 2010).
    • November  2010
      Babiracki, Patryk, "An Army of Skeptics: Polish Military Units in the USSR and the Meaning of the New Soviet Empire, 1943- 1945", Budapest, Hungary. (November 23, 2010).
    • March  2010
      Babiracki, Patryk, "From Reconstructing Repression to the Search for Synergy : Travel and the Changing Scholarship on the Former Soviet Bloc", Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies, Princeton University. (March 13, 2010).
    • November  2009
      Babiracki, Patryk, "Soviet-East European Interactions during the Cold War: In Search for an Analytic Paradigm", Boston. (November 14, 2009).
    • October  2009
      Babiracki, Patryk, "Soviet-East European Interactions during the Cold War: In Search for an Analytic Paradigm", Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki. (October 31, 2009).
    • April  2009
      Babiracki, Patryk, "Unlikely Heroes: The New Polish Literature and the Soviet Cultural Politics in the Early Cold War (1945- 1953)", University College Dublin. (April 23, 2009).
    • March  2009
      Babiracki, Patryk, "Soviet-Polish Literary Contacts and the Politics of the ‘Raw Deal,’ 1945-1953,", Cambridge (UK). (March 30, 2009).
    • November  2007
      Babiracki, Patryk, "A Bittersweet Success: The Soviet Cultural Expansion into Poland, 1945-1958", New Orleans. (November 16, 2007).
    • April  2005
      Babiracki, Patryk, "Methods, Resources and Exercises for Teaching Cold War History in High School", Moscow on December 3, 2005. (April 8, 2005).
    • March  2003
      Babiracki, Patryk, "The Abandoned Forum: Pre-Revolutionary Anniversaries of the Emancipation of the Russian Serfs, 1861- 1917". (March , 2003).
    • March  1991
      Babiracki, Patryk, "Polish Students, Communist Bureaucrats, and the Other Side of the Soviet Empire's Engagement with Poland, 1945-1960", Harvard University. (March 17, 1991).
    • January  Unknown
      Babiracki, Patryk, "Seeds of Doubt: How Polish Peasants toured Soviet Collective Farms, 1949-1952,". (January 1).

Courses

      • HIST 5339-001 HIST THEORY & METHODOLOGY
        (Course Id: 105227)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • HIST 4372-001 SOVIET UNION & GLOBAL COLD WAR
        (Course Id: 112523)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • HIST 2312-001 WESTERN CIV, 1500-PRESENT
        (Course Id: 113686)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • HIST 6699-003 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 105259)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • HIST 3306-001 HISTORY & FILM
        (Topic: Socialist Cinema | Course Id: 105053)
        Spring - Winter Intersession - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • HIST 3374-001 EAST CENT EUROPE & MOD WORLD
        (Course Id: 113414)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • HIST 2302-001 HIST OF CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104998)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • HIST 5339-001 HIST THEORY & METHODOLOGY
        (Course Id: 105227)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • HIST 5361-001 COLLOQUIUM LATE TRANSATLANTIC
        (Topic: E. Central Europe & the World | Course Id: 112335)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • HIST 2302-003 HIST OF CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104998)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • HIST 4359-001 HISTORY OF RUSSIA TO 1855
        (Course Id: 104872)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • RUSS 4359-001 HISTORY OF RUSSIA TO 1855
        (Course Id: 104872)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • HIST 6364-001 SEMINAR TRANSNATIONAL HISTORY
        (Course Id: 112344)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • HIST 3344-001 HISTORY & FILM
        (Course Id: 105053)
        Spring - Winter Intersession - 2017
      • HIST 4361-001 THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE 1552-1917
        (Course Id: 105160)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • HIST 2302-001 HIST OF CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104998)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • HIST 4360-001 RUSSIA SINCE 1855
        (Course Id: 104873)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • HIST 5364-001 COLLOQ TRANSNATIONAL HISTORY
        (Course Id: 112337)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • HIST 5390-003 DIRECTED STUDIES FOR MASTERS
        (Course Id: 105237)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • HIST 4363-001 SOVIET UNION GLOBAL COLD WAR
        (Course Id: 112523)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • HIST 2302-001 HIST OF CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104998)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • HIST 4359-001 HISTORY OF RUSSIA TO 1855
        (Course Id: 104872)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • HIST 3300-003 INTRO TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 105012)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • HIST 2302-001 HIST OF CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104998)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • HIST 3300-003 INTRO TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 105012)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • HIST 3300-003 INTRO TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 105012)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • HIST 4361-011 THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE 1552-1917
        (Course Id: 105160)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • HIST 5390-003 DIRECTED STUDIES FOR MASTERS
        (Course Id: 105237)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • HIST 2302-001 HIST OF CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104998)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • HIST 5312-001 POST-1800 EURO/LAT AM/AFR HIST
        (Course Id: 105206)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • HIST 4360-001 RUSSIA SINCE 1855
        (Course Id: 104873)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • HIST 2302-006 HIST OF CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104998)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • HIST 4359-001 HISTORY OF RUSSIA TO 1855
        (Course Id: 104872)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • HIST 2302-001 HIST OF CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104998)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • HIST 5341-001 ISS/INTRP EURO/LATAM/AFRI HIST
        (Course Id: 105229)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • HIST 4360-001 RUSSIA SINCE 1855
        (Course Id: 104873)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • HIST 4359-001 HISTORY RUSSIA TO 1885
        (Course Id: 104872)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • RUSS 4359-001 HISTORY RUSSIA TO 1885
        (Course Id: 104872)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • HIST 5312-001 POST-1800 EURO/LAT AM/AFR HIST
        (Course Id: 105206)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • HIST 3300-002 INTRO TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 105012)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • HIST 5341-001 ISS/INTRP EURO/LATAM/AFRI HIST
        (Course Id: 105229)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • HIST 4388-003 SEL TOP HIST
        (Topic: European History | Course Id: 105187)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • HIST 5390-003 DIRECTED STUDIES FOR MASTERS
        (Course Id: 105237)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • HIST 2302-002 HIST OF CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104998)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • HIST 6391-003 INDEPENDENT STUDY
        (Course Id: 105255)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • HIST 4388-003 SEL TOP HIST
        (Topic: Rise and Fall of Comm. in Eur. | Course Id: 105187)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • HIST 2302-001 HIST OF CIVILIZATION
        (Course Id: 104998)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • HIST 4360-001 RUSSIA SINCE 1855
        (Course Id: 104873)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009