Professor Mieczyslaw B. Biskupski

Mieczyslaw B. Biskupski is a Professor of History Stanislaus A. Blejwas Endowed Chair in Polish and Polish American Studies Coordinator, Polish Studies Program at the Central Connecticut State University (CCSU).

Prior to coming to CCSU, Biskupski was Professor of History and Graduate Professor of International Studies at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. Awarded a Yale Fellowship, Biskupski spent nine years in New Haven, earning his doctorate and teaching at his alma mater. During his academic career, he has held visiting professorships at the University of Rochester (in both history and political science), served as Fulbright Research Professor at the University of Warsaw, and, in 1997, was a Fellow of the Central European University of Budapest.

M. B. Biskupski is the descendant of Polish soldiers, artists, and musicians who were forced to leave Russian Poland early in the 20th century for political reasons. They settled in Brazil, whence they came to the United States. Dr. Biskupski is the recipient of many academic and national awards, including the Honor Roll of Polish Science by the Polish Ministry of Education, and the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland. In 2011 he was elected president of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America. He is an author of The United States and the rebirth of Poland, 1914-1918The history of PolandHollywood’s war with Poland, 1939-1945 and numerous other books and publications on Poland’s history.

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