Kamil Karczewski

Visiting Fellow

German Historical Institute Washington
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Biographical Summary

Kamil Karczewski joined the GHI as a postdoctoral visiting fellow in October 2022. He is a historian of modern Eastern Europe who specialises in the history of sexuality and nationalism, particularly the global mobility of queer people and the transnational flows of ideas about sex and self. At the GHI, he works on his research project Transnationally Queer: Four Central European Men Between Nations and Sexualities, 1935-1956.

He wrote his PhD thesis, Sex in the Time of Nationalism: Queer Histories of Warsaw, 1917-1939, at the European University Institute in Florence. He was also a doctoral fellow at the Leibnitz Institute of European History in Mainz (2022) and a research fellow at Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe (2022). Additionally, he is a research affiliate at the Research Centre for LGBT+ History and Identities at the University of Warsaw. In January 2023, Kamil Karczewski will join the Institute of Historical Research in the University of London as a Past & Present Fellow.

Main Areas of Interest

  • History of Sexuality and Queer History
  • History of Modern Eastern Europe
  • History of Knowledge
  • Transnational History
  • History of Mobility and Migration