I’m a Visiting Professor at the European Institute of University College London. I write about the aftermaths of difficult history, democracy and human time.

I was born in Poland two months after World War II ended. My parents survived the Holocaust in hiding in the Ukraine. I have written about living in the second language, about the long aftermath of traumatic histories, about the transition to democracy in Eastern Europe after 1989 and about the patterns of human time.

Publications

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Time: Big idea, small books

Illuminations

How to be Bored