Lecture: “Bieganski: The Brute Polak Stereotype in Polish-Jewish Relations”

by CJS


Danusha Goska, PhD

Event Details

Thursday, October 18
4:00 p.m.
The Marquee, Union South
1308 Dayton Street

Co-sponsored by the Religious Studies Program, the Lubar Institute for the Study of Abrahamic Religions, the Slavic Department, the Folklore Program, and the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia.


Danusha Goska, PhD, will discuss the role of the Brute Polak stereotype in Polish-Jewish relations and American popular culture. She will also discuss how the Brute Polak stereotype is used to distort Holocaust history and the ethical demands presented by the Holocaust.

About the Speaker

Danusha V. Goska, PhD, is a writer and teacher living in New Jersey. She has lived and worked in Africa, Asia, Europe, on both coasts, and in the heartland, of the United States. She holds an MA from UC Berkeley and a PhD from Indiana University Bloomington. She currently works at WPUNJ. Her writing has been praised by a variety of scholars, including John Mearsheimer, Father John Pawlikowski, Robert Ellsberg and Paul Loeb. She has won the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Grant, the Halecki Award, and the Eva Kagan Kans award.