Award Announcement: 2022 PIASA Awards

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The Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (PIASA) is pleased to recognize and congratulate the recipients of its 2022 Awards:

Ludwik Krzyzanowski Polish Review Best Article Award: Dariusz Stola, “There is a Polish-Jewish History beyond the Holocaust,” The Polish Review, 66, 4 (December 2021): 13-21.

Bronisław Malinowski Social Sciences Award: Agnieszka Graff, University of Warsaw, and Elżbieta Korolczuk, Södertörn University (Stockholm) and University of Warsaw, for their book Anti-Gender Politics in the Populist Moment (Routledge, 2021).

Casimir Funk Natural Sciences Award: Thomas Wisniewski, New York University School of Medicine, and Director of NYU’s Alzheimer Disease Center, in recognition of his discoveries of mechanisms that drive development of Alzheimer disease and could potentially lead to therapeutic interventions and development of vaccines.

Tadeusz Sendzimir Applied Sciences Award: Marcin Żukowski, co-founder and vice president of engineering at Snowflake Computing, one of the world’s major cloud-based data platforms, in recognition of his invention of vectorized query execution in databases.

Oskar Halecki Polish History Award: Kenneth B Moss, the University of Chicago, for his book An Unchosen People: Jewish Political Reckoning in Interwar Poland (Harvard University Press, 2021). Honorable Mention: Barbara Klich-Kluczewska, Jagiellonian University, Family, Taboo and Communism in Poland, 1956-1989 (Peter Lang, 2021).

Waclaw Lednicki Award in the Humanities: Katarzyna Bartoszynska, Ithaca College, Estranging the Novel: Poland, Ireland, and Theories of World Literature (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021). Honorable Mention: Aleksandra Kremer, Harvard University, The Sound of Modern Polish Poetry: Performance and Recording after World War II (Harvard University Press, 2021).

Rachel Feldhay Brenner Award in Polish-Jewish Studies: Alina Molisak, Warsaw University, Jewish Warsaw – Jewish Berlin: Literary Portrayal of the City in the First Half of the Twentieth Century (Peter Lang, 2021). Honorable Mention: Jan Rybak, University of York and University of London, Everyday Zionism in East-Central Europe: Nation-Building in War and Revolution, 1914-1920 (Oxford University Press, 2021).

Anna M. Cienciala Best Edited Book Award: Katharina Friedla, Hoover Institution Stanford, and Markus Nesselrodt, Europa-Universität Viadrina, eds., Polish Jews in the Soviet Union (1939-1959): History and Memory of Deportation, Exile, and Survival (Academic Studies Press, 2021).

Susanne Lotarski Distinguished Achievement Award: Irena Grudzińska Gross, Associate Professor, Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, and Madeline G. Levine, Kenan Professor of Slavic Literatures Emerita, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.