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Padraic Kenney

College of Arts and Sciences/Department of History

Expert Bio

Padraic Kenney is a professor of history and international studies at IU Bloomington. He is the author of books on Communist Poland (“Rebuilding Poland: Workers and Communists 1945-1950)”; the fall of Communism (“A Carnival of Revolution: Central Europe 1989”); global democratic revolutions (“1989: Democratic Revolutions at the Cold War’s End”); and political prisoners (“Dance in Chains: Political Imprisonment in the Modern World”).

He has spent many years living in Poland, in addition to research travel in Ireland, South Africa, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Ukraine and others. He was president of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies in 2016.

Areas of Expertise

Eastern Europe, Poland, democratic revolutions/civil resistance, political imprisonment, international education.

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