Loyola University Chicago

Polish Studies

Marek Suszko

Title: Advanced Lecturer

Specialty Area: Modern European History

Office #: Crown Center 508

Phone #:773.508.2216

E-mail: msuszko@luc.edu


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2004
  • Teachers’ College in Zielona Góra, Poland, 1996
  • Instructor of history at Loyola University Chicago
  • Instructor of history at Purdue University North Central, 2002-2006

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
  • The Kosciuszko Foundation

Research Interests

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

Courses Taught

  • HIST 300C: History of European Nationalism
  • HIST 316: History of Poland
  • HIST 325: Eastern Europe in the XX Century
  • HIST 325A: Eastern Europe, 1920- Present
  • HIST 325B: History of European Communism
  • HIST 337: Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union

Loyola Service 

  • Award-winning teacher and has been the recipient of the Master Teacher Award at Loyola University Chicago, 2010
  • The Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award at Purdue University NorthCentral, 2004
  • Faculty reviewer and judge for the Undergraduate Student FORUM, an annual competition of papers on Central and Eastern Europe

Service Outside Loyola

Suszko is currently completing his book, tentatively entitled Building a Socialist Nation: Stalinist Poland 1945 – 1956