- Research topic:
- "Urban Question" in East Central Europe in the Early 20th Century
- October 2019
Kamil is a historian, PhD in history of Poland, graduated from the University of Łódź in 2013. His research interests are focused on urban theory, analyses of press discourse, processes of modernization the in 19th and 20th-century Poland, and history of Łódź. Currently, he is working on post-doc research project about the urban discourse in the Kingdom of Poland at the turn of the 20th century, supported by the National Center of Science, Poland. He is also the contributor of the project about history of concepts in Poland in the 19th and 20th centuries. Previously he was consultant of digitalization of Łódź’s workers community photography archives.
He wrote four books and two papers in English, as well as several papers in Polish published in journals and edited volumes. His last book in English is From Cotton and Smoke. Industrial City of Łodź and Discourses of Asynchronous Modernity 1897-1994 (Łódź-Kraków 2018, writren with Agata Zysiak et. al.), the result of the interdisciplinary project of analyzing local press discourses from the socio-historical perspective. He took part in many academic conferences in Poland and abroad, organized among others by Herder-Institut (Marburg, Germany), European Labour History Network, Center of Urban History of East Central Europe (Lviv, Ukraine). He works as assistant professor in the Institute of History and the secretary of the Interdisciplinary Urban Studies Center, University of Łódź. He is a member of the Łódź’s Branch of Polish Historical Society. Outside the Academia, he is an urban activist and columnist.