Janusz Duzinkiewicz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History

Janusz Duzinkicwicz


As a Europeanist, Janusz Duzinkiewicz teaches the survey courses in European history and the history of Western thought and values.

Research Overview

Duzinkiewicz’s research is focused on the gente Ruthenus, natione Polonus (“of the Ruthenian people and the Polish nation”) phenomenon but will be returning to an earlier focus on the Four Years’ Parliament, 1788-1792 and the Polish Constitution of May 3, 1791.

Our three Polish Lowland Sheepdogs, Czarka, Przemek and Wandzia, have profoundly changed my relationship with the universe. And despite persistent pressure, I have succeeded in maintaining the traditional pronunciation of my name. [ ≈ YAH-noosh Doo-zheen-KIEV-eech]

Select Publications

Fateful Transformations: The Four Year’ Parliament and the Constitution of May 3, 1791. (Boulder: East European Monographs, 1993) distributed by Columbia University Press.

Editor-in-chief/Contributor: States, Societies, Cultures: Essays in Honor of Jaroslaw Pelenski (Ross Publishers, 2004)

Teaching Focus

Duzinkiewicz teaches the three classic periods of Western Civilization: ancient, medieval and modern and the Great Issues gateway and capstone courses for the Bachelor of Liberal Studies program.

Janusz Duzinkicwicz


(219) 785-5523


Office Location:

Westville, TECH 310


  • Ph.D. – History, University of Iowa
  • M.A. – History, University of Iowa
  • B.A. – History, Spring Hill College

Areas of Expertise

  • Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
  • 1569-1795 Early Modern European History
  • Modern European History Russian/Soviet History

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • 2 Fulbright-Hays Research Grants Outstanding Full-time Faculty Member
  • Liberal Arts, PNC Most Accessible Faculty Member
  • Student Support Services, PNC  U.S. Department of Education
  • Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (IREX) Grant Polish Ministry of Education Fellowship