Christopher Caes, Ph.D. 2004

Dissertation: Historical Contingency and Conceptions of the Self in Stalinist-era and Post-Stalinist Polish Literature and Film, 1950-1960.

After Berkeley, Christopher Caes taught at the University of Florida and Florida State University. Since 2016, he holds the position of Lecturer in Polish in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Columbia University.

His areas of interest and expertise include 19th and 20th century Polish literature and culture, Polish intellectual history, Polish cinema, and Central and East European literary and cultural theory. His research focuses on conceptions of selfhood and agency in the literature and cinema of Polish Stalinism and the post-Stalinist “Thaw”.