Malgorzata Fidelis
Assistant Professor and Associate Chair
Department of History


Malgorzata Fidelis teaches courses on Modern European, Eastern European, Polish, and Gender history. Her research focuses on social and cultural issues, particularly everyday life and the relationship between individuals and state power, in post-1945 Eastern Europe. Her first book titled Women, Communism, and Industrialization in Postwar Poland (Cambridge University Press, 2010) is a study of female workers and communist policies in Poland. The book's central theme explores how communist leaders and society reconciled pre-communist traditions with radically new norms imposed by the communist ideology. Her new research project concerns the social and cultural history of the “Sixties” in the Eastern Bloc, with a particular emphasis on youth and student cultures in a transnational context. She is also the author of "Equality through Protection: The Politics of Women's Employment in Postwar Poland, 1945-56” in the Slavic Review .