Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

Social History

Marek Suszko

Title/s:  Senior Lecturer

Specialty Area: Modern European History

Office #:  Crown Center 525

Phone: 773.508.2216

Email: msuszko@luc.edu


Marek Suszko (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2004; Teachers’ College in Zielona Góra, Poland, 1996) is a Senior Lecturer in History at Loyola University Chicago where he teaches courses in Polish and European history. He previously taught at Purdue University North Central from 2002 to 2006.

Suszko’s research focuses on Polish history, including the history of socialism and modern Poland. Suszko is currently completing his book, tentatively entitled Building a Socialist Nation: Stalinist Poland 1945 – 1956.  He has received fellowship and scholarship support from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Council for Polish Culture Scholarship, the Polish National Alliance, the Polish Resistance Foundation, and the Kosciuszko Foundation.  Suszko is also an award-winning teacher and has been the recipient of the Master Teacher Award at Loyola University Chicago (2010) and the Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award at Purdue University North Central (2004).

Research Interests

Modern Poland, Modern Eastern Europe, History of Nationalism, History of Communism

Courses Taught

HIST 102: The Evolution of Western Ideas and Institutions since the Seventeenth Century

HIST 300: History of European Nationalism

HIST 300: History of Poland

HIST 341: Rise and Fall of Soviet Union

Selected Publications

Building a Socialist Nation: Stalinist Poland 1945 – 1956 (forthcoming)