Dr Aleksandra Komornicka
- Research Associate in International History (Management)
Aleksandra is an international historian specialising in post-war Europe. Her research interests lie in the economic history, European Integration, Cold War and the history of the socialist regimes. Her current project is entitled: ‘Business and Monetary Integration: European Debates in the Run-up to Maastricht, 1986-1992’. By investigating the Association for the Monetary Union of Europe, an organisation established by business leaders to promote first a common and later a single currency in Europe, she reconstructs the discussions preceding the introduction of the EMU in the business circles.
Aleksandra will defend her PhD dissertation in spring 2021 at the European University Institute. In her thesis, she dealt with Poland’s increasing entanglement with Western Europe in the 1970s, paying particular attention to economic relations established between the socialist state and Western companies. Her research formed a part of the project PanEur1970s. Previously she gained an MA at the International History Department at the London School of Economics (2016), a BA in Cultural Studies (2015) and a BA in History (2014) at the University of Warsaw.
Aleksandra is a member of the School's International Business and Enterprise research cluster.
Areas of expertise:
- International economic and political cooperation
- European integration
- Cold war
- European socialist regimes