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History | Gracjan Kraszewski

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Dr. Kraszewski earned his PhD in history from Mississippi State University and taught in the history department at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign before coming to WSU (where he also teaches in the School of Design + Construction). He is the author of a Civil War history entitled Catholic Confederates (The Kent State University Press, 2020) and a novel entitled The Holdout (Adelaide Books, 2018). A third book, a maximalist philosophical novel entitled Thermonuclear Mirth, is under contract. Future research will be concentrated on writing a comprehensive Great War history about people on the Palouse. Selected writings have appeared in Amsterdam Quarterly, Riddle Fence, Nashwaak Review, The Catholic Historical Review, The Polish Review Wilderness House Literary Review, Eclectica Magazine, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, New English Review, Black Bear Review, The MacGuffin, The Scriblerus, and Idaho Magazine. He has played baseball collegiately, professionally in Europe in the Czech Republic and Belgium, and for the Polish National Team.  He is fluent in English, Polish and French with ability in Russian and Italian.