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Publications (click on each title for more information):


Beyond Martyrdom: A History of Poland in the Modern World (Wiley/Blackwell, Forthcoming in February 2014).

Faith and Fatherland: Catholicism, Modernity, and Poland  (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011).

Co-Editor (with Bruce Berglund), Christianity and Modernity in Eastern Europe (Budapest: Central European University Press, 2010).

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When Nationalism Began to Hate: Imagining Modern Politics in Nineteenth-Century Poland (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000).

Gdy nacjonalizm zaczął nienawidzić: Wyobrażenia nowoczesnej polityki w dziewiętnastowiecznej Polsce, translated by Agnieszka Nowakowska (Sejny: Pogranicze, 2011).

Major Articles:

“The Theology of the Nation in Postwar Poland,” (currently under review).

"Why Do Polish Catholics Hate the Jews? Making Sense of a Stupid Question" (currently under review).

“The Polish Radical Right and the Roman Catholic Church” (Forthcoming in Multunk, in Hungarian translation).

“Beyond the Study of Nationalism,” in Nationalism Today, edited by Krzysztof Jaskułowski and Tomasz Kamusella (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2009), 3-15.

“Podzwonne dla badań nad nacjonalizmem,” in Naród, tożsamość, kultura. Między konieczności a wyborem, ed. by Wojciech Burszta, Krzysztof Jaskułowski, and Joanna Nowak (Warszawa: Slawistyczny Ośrodek Wydawniczy, 2005), 79-89.

Hetmanka and Mother: Representing the Virgin Mary in Modern Poland,” Contemporary European History 14:2 (May 2005): 151-70.

“Anti-Semitism and the Search for a Catholic Modernity,” in Robert Blobaum, ed., Antisemitism and Its Opponents in Modern Poland (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005), 103-123.

“The Catholic Church in Poland,” a multimedia teaching module in Making the History of 1989, edited by T. Mills Kelley  

“Catholicism, Ethno-Catholics, and the Catholic Church in Modern Poland,” NCEEER Working Paper (2004).

“Making a Space for Anti-Semitism: The Catholic Hierarchy and the Jews in the early 1900s,” Polin 16 (2003), 415-29.

“Thy Kingdom Come: Patriotism and Prophecy in 19th Century Poland,” Catholic Historical Review 89:2 (2003): 213-38.

“Marking the Boundaries of the Faith: Catholic Modernism and the Radical Right in Early Twentieth-Century Poland,” in Elwira M. Grossman, ed., Studies in Language, Literature and Cultural Mythology in Poland: Investigating “the Other” (Lewiston-Lampeter, Wales: Edwin Mellen Press, 2002), 261-86.

“The Catholic Nation: Religion, Identity, and the Narratives of Polish History,” The Slavic and East European Journal 45:2 (March, 2001): 289-99.

“Democracy and Discipline in Late Nineteenth-Century Poland,” Journal of Modern History 71:2 (June 1999): 346-93.

“The Construction and Deconstruction of Nineteenth-Century Polish Liberalism,” in Historical Reflections on Central Europe, ed. by S. Kirschbaum (New York: St. Martins, 1999), 37-64.

“The Social Nation and its Futures: English Liberalism and Polish Nationalism in Late Nineteenth-Century Warsaw,” American Historical Review 101:5 (December 1996): 1470-92.

“Konstrukcja i dekonstrukcja dziewiętnastowiecznego liberalizmu polskiego,” Studia Polityczne 6 (1996): 81-102.

“Who is a Pole and Where is Poland? Territory and Nation in the Rhetoric of Polish National Democracy before 1905,” Slavic Review 51 (Winter, 1992): 639-53.

Thurnau Professor of History

The University of Michigan

1029 Tisch Hall

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1003


President, Polish Studies Association

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Brian Porter-Szűcs