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Patrice M. Dabrowski

Local Affiliate


Patrice M. Dabrowski

Dabrowski is the author of Commemorations and the Shaping of Modern Poland(2004) and Poland: The First Thousand Years (2014; paper 2016). She has just completed a book-length study tentatively entitled‘Discovering’ the Carpathians: Episodes in Imagining and Reshaping Alpine Borderland Regions. Her interests include identity formation, festivals and commemorations, nation-building and nationalism, borderland and regional issues, the history of tourism and environmental history, as well as the intersection of culture and politics in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2014 she was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.


  • Visiting Lecturer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University