Dr. Stefan W. Wiecki


Associate Professor of History
Office location: Neville Hall 101C
Office phone: 864-833-7164
Office email: swwiecki@presby.edu

Research field: Modern Germany

Teaching fields: Modern Europe, Modern War, Fascism, Communism, and Democratic Transformations

Before joining the PC History Department in the fall of 2008, I taught modern European history for two years at Wellesley College. I received my undergraduate degree in history and political science from the Free University Berlin in Germany. After finishing my B.A. in 1999, I participated for a year in the Washington Semester Program at American University in Washington, DC and worked as an editor for a homeless newspaper and later as a research assistant for the Institute for National Strategic Studies.

In 2001, I joined the Ph.D. program in Comparative History at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA. My research examines Germany’s transformation from Nazi dictatorship into democracy after WWII. I became interested in democracy development after serving as a NATO peacekeeper in former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

My experiences there greatly inspired me to become a teacher and contribute to the development of democratic values through education. Here at PC, I offer courses on the origins and impact of modern war, especially WWI and WWII. Another class will compare fascist movements and regimes in Europe, East Asia, Africa, and South America.