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T. David Curp

T. David Curp
Associate Professor
Bentley Annex 421

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  • Ph.D. in History from the University of Washington
  • M.A. in History from Ohio University
  • B.A. in Russian Language and Literature from Boston University


  • Europe; Modern Period
  • Poland
  • Ethno-National Relations; Religious Life; Church-State Relations

David Curp is an associate professor in the Department of History. 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.

He is currently 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," European History Quarterly 35, no. 3 (2005): 405-427.
  • "The Politics of Ethnic Cleansing: The PPR and Wielkopolska’s Nationalist Revolution, 1944-1947." Nationalities Papers 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 46, no. 2 (2001): 173-193.


T. David Curp teaches a variety of courses on contemporary European history, with an emphasis on Eastern Europe and the Balkans. His courses include:

  • The History of Postwar Europe
  • HIST 3831: Modern Poland
  • HIST 3731: Balkan Dreams and Nightmares: Southeastern Europe from 1908 to the Present
  • HIST 3831: Ethnic Cleansing in Modern European History