Dr Katarzyna Nowak is a historian specialising in cultural and social history of Eastern Europe, with a particular interest in refugee and migrant history. During her doctoral and postdoctoral research at the University of Manchester and Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies, she focused on Displaced Persons in the early Cold War period in the global perspective. She has recently completed her first monograph, entitled Kingdom of Barracks. Polish Displaced Persons in Allied-occupied Germany and Austria, 1945-1952. She has published on the history of gender, refugees, and diaspora. Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow at the Central European University in Vienna, working on the project on the Vatican’s involvement in post-World War II refugee aid.