Loyola University Chicago

Polish Studies

Marek Suszko

Senior Lecturer

Modern European History


E-mail: msuszko@luc.edu


Office: Crown Center 525



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:

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


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2004
  • Teachers’ College in Zielona Góra, Poland, 1996