Kacper Dziekan works as a European Projects Senior Specialist at the European Solidarity Centre (Gdansk, Poland) and as an external expert/cocreator in a newly established museum/cultural centre – Port of Cultures (Mariupol, Ukraine). He is also a PhD student at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland and a former Fulbright Junior Fellow at University of California Berkeley (academic year 2019/20).
His PhD thesis is dedicated to Russian colonization of the Americas and the cultural memory of Russian America in the United States. His academic interests include: Russian history, colonialism, cultural memory, and borderlands. Kacper holds a BA and MA in History and BA in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies from the Adam Mickiewicz University. He is also a graduate of a European Academy of Diplomats, Moscow School of Civic Education and a former student of Irkutsk State University, Russia. He worked as a Project Coordinator for several government organizations and Non Governmental Organizations. He has been involved in educational, cultural, social, history and civic projects, especially regarding post-soviet countries and Central-Eastern Europe in general.
Updated November 2021
More from Kacper Dziekan
Kacper's events for Belarussians and Ukrainians in Gdansk
Landecker Fellow Kacper Dziekan has recently organized two events for Belarusians and Ukrainians in Poland.
Welcoming New Residents in Gdansk
Kacper seeks to create a structured, well-planned, coherent program based on support to new residents of Gdansk who resettled in the city after fleeing unsafe home countries; in particular, those who have fled Belarus since August 2020. Kacper seeks to involve local community members, which would allow for Belarusians' integration within local community as well as strengthened Belarusian-Polish relations in Gdansk.