Andrzej Nowak is a Polish historian, publicist and a professor of humanities. He is a professor at the Institute of History of Jagiellonian University and is the head of the History of Russia and Eastern Europe Section at the Institute of History at the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Prof. Nowak lectured as a visiting professor at several universities in the United States (Columbia University, Harvard University, Rice University and the University of Virginia), Great Britain (University of Cambridge, University College of London), Canada (University of Toronto, Simon Fraser University, McGill University and University of Alberta), as well as the University College Dublin, University of Masaryk in Brno, Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, European College in Natolin and the University of Tokyo.
His main research interests include imperial studies, cultural and political history and political thought in East-Central Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries, international relations and European historical memory policies. He is author of more than 30 books, among them: a multivolume History of Poland (so far 3 volumes covering the Middle Ages), Imperiological Studies. A Polish Perspective (2011), Imperial Victims/Empires as Victims: 44 Views. History and Geopolitics: A Contest for Eastern Europe (2008), Russia and Eastern Europe: applied „imperiology” (2006); John Paul II – An Illustrated Biography (2005). His books have been sold in more than 300.000 copies.
He is a member of the European Network of Remembrance and Solidarity Academic Council, as well as the Institute of National Remembrance Council, and the National Development Council nominated by the President of Poland.