I am currently working on a history of Poland and the Baltics during the First World War and the interwar period, which focuses on the specifics of statehood in the region. I am particularly interested in the interplay between imperial normative frameworks, that continued to be a powerful force, and territorial politics implemented in the nation states.
My past research includes a doctoral thesis on anti-Semitism in Lithuania before World War I, which focussed on anti-Jewish violence and strategies to “emancipate” the peasants from Jewish merchants. I have also been involved in the project “Population Displacement in Lithuania”, based at Vilnius University. Moreover, I have contributed to the digital-humanities project CENDARI ("Collaborative European Digital Archival Infrastructure) and to the internet encyclopaedia “1914-1918 online” with numerous survey and thematic articles on Poland and the Baltic States.