Marek Kwiek was awarded a prestigious fellowship and became a Kluge Fellow 2002-2003 in the Library of Congress, Washington, DC, USA.
This fall, the John W. Kluge Center in the Thomas Jefferson Building welcomes a distinguished group of new scholars to the Library of Congress. They come to the Library to fill a variety of research positions: Kluge Chair holders; other established chairs; distinguished visiting scholars; Kluge postdoctoral fellows; and postdoctoral fellows supported by other private foundation gifts, as well as independent researchers. Through the Kluge Center, the incoming scholars will conduct research on formalized topics in the Library’s comprehensive collections for a period of up to one year.
The scholars in residence at the Kluge Center beginning this fall are Mikhail A. Alexseev, Toni Carbo, Michael G. Chang, Anne E. B. Coldiron, Amy C. Crumpton, Armenuhi Ghambaryan, Ivan Katchanovski, Marek Kwiek, Gerardo Leibner, Kathleen Lynch, Chidibere Nwaubani, Walid Saleh, Iulia D. Shevchenko, Balás Szelényi, Elvira Vilches and Andrei Znamenski. Details on their backgrounds and areas of research follow.
Kluge Fellow Marek Kwiek
Kwiek will be studying “The Reinvention of the Institution of the University in the Global Age.” In 1995, he received his doctorate from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, where he is a professor in the philosophy department. In 1999, he was the recipient of an International OSI Policy Fellowship from the Central European University in Budapest to work on a research project titled “The Identity Crisis of the Institution of the University—Polish Higher Education in Transition.” Kwiek has since broadened his interest in the role of the university in the post-modern age, and he believes that the Library is the only place in the world where he can find all of the materials that he needs in one place.
However, becoming at the very same time a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at NED in Washington, DC, he was unable to start his fellowship.