Partyga, Karolina

Field: International and Global; Advisor: Mazurek and Mazower; Year: 2019

Karolina is a PhD student in International and Global History. She works on the history of waste in East Central European state-socialisms and is interested in connections between environmental and economic history. Her dissertation investigates how material histories of industrialization can expand our understanding of 20th century environmentalisms. She is one of the co-convenors of the International History Workshop in AY 2021-2022.

Before coming to Columbia, Karolina received an MSc in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies at the University of Oxford and a BA in International History from the London School of Economics. Between her degrees she worked for NGOs in London and in Thessaloniki, and as a Research Assistant at the Oxford Internet Institute.