T. David Curp

T. David Curp is an associate professor in the Department of History at Ohio University. He teaches a variety of courses on contemporary European history, with an emphasis on Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Among the courses he offers on a regular basis are: The History of Postwar Europe, the First World War, Poland Since 1905, The Balkans Since 1908, The History of Modern Christianity and Ethnic Cleansing in Modern European History. He has a B.A. in Russian language and literature from Boston University, an MA in history from Ohio University and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

He has received grants from the Fulbright Scholars Program, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Council of Russian, East European and Eurasian Research and the International Research and Exchange Board. Currently he is researching Catholic religious life and education in People’s Poland. Dr. Curp is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies as well as the Polish Studies Association.

  • "A Clean Sweep: The Politics of Ethnic Cleansing in Western Poland, 1945-1960" (University of Rochester Press, 2006)
  • "Roman Dmowski Understood": Ethnic Cleansing as Permanent Revolution in the European History Quarterly, vol. 35, no. 3, 2005: 405-427.
  • "The Politics of Ethnic Cleansing: The PPR and Wielkopolska’s Nationalist Revolution, 1944-1947." Nationalities Papers vol. 29, no. 4, 2001:575-603.
  • "A Healthy Revolutionary Spirit?" The Catholic Church in Wielkopolska, Polish Catholicism, and Poland’s postwar transformations, 1945-1947. Polish Review vol. 46, no. 2, 2001:173-193.

421 Bentley Annex
740-597-1852
curp@ohio.edu