Professor of History, The Kociuszko Chair in Polish Studies
- Former assistant professor of history of the Kosciuszko Chair in Polish Studies at the Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia
- Former visiting professor of history, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
Dr. Chodakiewicz is the current holder of the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies, which is now here at IWP. He has authored numerous works in both English and Polish. While at the University of Virginia, he edited the Kosciuszko Chair’s bulletin: Nihil Novi.
Dr. Chodakiewicz writes weekly columns for popular Polish press and contributes to the SELOUS Foundation internet hub. He has also published on foreign policy in various venues, including The Journal of World Affairs, American Spectator, and National Review Online.
In addition to numerous popular and scholarly articles, Dr. Chodakiewicz authored, co-authored, edited, and co-edited over fifteen scholarly monographs and documentary collections. His latest include Intermarium: The Land Between the Black and Baltic Seas (2012), which is a depiction of the Eastern Borderlands of the West on the rim of the former Soviet Union, and On the Right and Left (2013), which is a textbook of intellectual history of modern ideologies. He translated and edited the correspondence of the Ulam family of Lwów to the mathematician Stanislaw Ulam at Harvard from 1936 until after the Second World War and co-edited a selection of Ronald Reagan’s speeches published as My Vision of America in Polish.
His interests include the post-Soviet zone, the Second World War and its aftermath, Europe in the 19th and 20th century, Western civilization and its intellectual tradition, extremist movements in history, conspiracy theory and practice, and comparative civilizations.
At IWP, Dr. Chodakiewicz teaches courses on Contemporary Politics and Diplomacy, Geography and Strategy, Mass Murder Prevention in Failed and Failing States, and Russian Politics and Foreign Policy. In addition, he leads directed studies.
- B.A., 1988, San Francisco State University
- M.A.,1990, MPhil,1992, Columbia University
- Ph.D., 2001, Columbia University
Honors and Awards
- Richard Hofstadter Fellowship (1989-1994), Columbia University
- The Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland Research Grant (2001)
- Józef Mackiewicz Literary Prize (2003)
- The Earhart Foundation Fellowship Research Grant (2004)
- Presidential Appointee, United States Holocaust Memorial Council (2005-2010)
- Smith Richardson Fellowship Research Grant (2009-2010)
- O cywilizacji śmierci [About the Civilization of Death]
- Trasnformacja czy niepodległość?
- Intermarium: The Land between the Black and Baltic Seas
- Między Wisłą a Potomakiem
- Hearts of Gold or a Golden Harvest?
- So Poland Be Polish (Zeby Polska byla polska)
- Expropriated Memory
- The Massacre in Jedwabne
- Between Nazis and Soviets: Occupation Politics in Poland, 1939-1947
- My Vision of America
- Spanish Carlism and Polish Nationalism: The Borderlands of Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries
- After the Holocaust: Polish-Jewish Conflict in the Wake of World War II
- Poland’s Transformation: A Work in Progress
- Ejszyszki: A Pogrom That Never Was
- Problems with Shock Therapy
- Jews and Poles, 1918-1955
- The National Armed Forces
- The Secret Face of the People’s Guard-People’s Army of the Polish Workers’ Party
- Hicksville? On the Right and the Left
- The Enduring Relevance of Katyn
- Vladimir Bukovsky, the Defiant: RIP
- Uncommon Valor in a Skirt
- Law and Justice Wins in Poland
- De-totalitarization vs. Continuity