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Ela Rossmiller

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Ela Rossmiller studies the interaction between historical narratives, politics, and law. Her dissertation analyzes legislative debates about rehabilitation and compensation programs for victims of political repression. She was recently awarded a fellowship from the Polish Ministry of Education's Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange.

Previous Education

  • Harvard Graduate School of Education, MEd
  • University of Chicago, BA
  • Jagiellonian University, Diploma

Research Interests

Construction of state-sponsored memory regimes following political transformations; Memory work; Historical justice; Political transformations in Central and Eastern Europe; Apology diplomacy; Memory as an international export and tool for nation-branding; Political discourse


My Dissertation

Title: "Remembering Martial Law in Poland: Legal Frames of Memory"

Committee: Carole Gallaher (Chair), Sarah Snyder, Helga Welsh