Status: PhD Candidate

Adviser: Konrad Jarausch

Graduate Email: mskalski@live.unc.edu


Curriculum Vitae

Education

B.A. Rutgers University, 2014
M.A. University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, 2016
M.A. Thesis: “Unequal Friendship: Economy and Society across the Polish-East German Open Border, 1972-1980.”

Research Interests

My dissertation, “A Socialist Neighborhood: Cross-Border Exchanges between Poland, East Germany, and Czechoslovakia, 1969-1989,” explores successes and failures of internationalism and integration in the Eastern Bloc. In it, I study the lived experience of border crossing, i.e. the social, cultural, and economic practices in borderlands, and transnational cooperation under state socialism.