Grze­gorz Mo­tyka

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is a his­to­rian and re­searcher on the Ukraini­anPol­ish con­fronta­tion in the mid-1940s. Has been a mem­ber of the Coun­cil of the Pol­ish In­sti­tute of Na­tional Re­mem­brance (INR) since 2011. Mr. Mo­tyka rad­u­ated from the Catholic Univer­sity of Lublin in 1992, where he stud­ied his­tory. He started work at the In­sti­tute of Po­lit­i­cal Stud­ies of the Pol­ish Academy of Sciences and also worked in the INR Pub­lic Ed­u­ca­tion Of­fice un­til 2007. In 1998, he de­fended his doc­toral the­sis on "Pol­ish-Ukrainian Fight­ing on the Cur­rent Ter­ri­to­ries of Poland, 1943-1948", later earn­ing the Ha­bil­i­ta­tion de­gree. He has worked as a se­nior lec­turer at the De­part­ment of Ukrainian Stud­ies, Jagiel­lonian Univer­sity, and as a pro­fes­sor at the Pu tusk Academy of Hu­man­i­ties. In 2011, he was elected to the Coun­cil of the INR. Pub­lishes aca­demic and pop­u­lar-sci­ence ar­ti­cles in Karta, Więź, Zeszyty His­to­ryczne, Gazeta Wy­bor­cza, Rzecz­pospolita and Wprost. Mr. Mo­tyka is the au­thor of 4 mono­graphs and over 60 ar­ti­cles on Ukrainian-Pol­ish re­la­tions be­tween 1939 and 1989, the sup­pres­sion of na­tional re­sis­tance move­ments by the Soviet se­cret ser­vices in Ukraine, Be­larus, Lithua­nia, Latvia and Es­to­nia in 1939-1953, and Pol­ish Peo­ple's Repub­lic gov­ern­ment pol­icy on na­tional mi­nori­ties.

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