Dr Zachary Mazur joined the College of Europe in September 2020 to contribute academically to various projects, advise students and carry out his own research and writing. He is also a visiting lecturer at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Doctoral School (Anthropos) and the History Institute. Previously he served as a research fellow at the University of Warsaw and an adjunct instructor at the University of Finance and Management in Warsaw where he taught courses on international business law. In 2015-2016, he was the recipient of a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship at the University of Warsaw, History Institute. He is also the host of the podcast NextGen Humanities where he interviews early career scholars on their work and its relevance for the wider world. You can find it on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
In 2018, Dr Mazur completed his PhD at Yale University in History where he worked under Profs. Timothy Snyder and Marci Shore, among others. His dissertation entitled “Financing the Nation: The Polish State and Economic Growth, 1918-1939” is a history of taxation and economic policy in the interwar Polish state. A piece of this dissertation research has recently been reframed for an article in East European Politics and Societies entitled “The Grabski Tax Reform and Jewish Merchants: State Building in Interwar Poland”.