Geographer, women's studies, researcher
Born Apr. 7, 1951, Warsaw, Poland; came to U.S., 1978; daughter of Jerzy and Danuta (Domiczek); child: Annemarie.
Education: Master of Arts (M.A.), University of Warsaw, 1975; Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1982.
Career: research assistant, Institute of Housing, 1969-70, Warsaw; planning assistant, City of Coventry (United Kingdom), 1974-75; translator, Technical University of Warsaw; editor, Architektura (monthly), 1976-77, Warsaw; research assistant, 1978-80, instructor, 1980-81, University of Colorado; assistant prof., 1982-90, associate prof., 1990 -, Departrment of Geography, director, Local Democracy in Poland, 1990 -, director, Center for Central and East European Studies, 1994 -, Rutgers University, New Brunswick (NJ).
Author: Teoria i praktyka brytyjskiego systemu planowania, 1977; Political and Social Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe: Is Democracy Possible? (in progress); co-author (with A. Kowalewski), Warsaw: Space, People and Politics, 1994; numerous papers at national and international conferences; numerous lectures, articles, book chapters, reports and book reviews in professional journals.
Member of: advisory board member, Environment and Planning Committee, Government and Policy and Local Self-Government (Poland), Foundation in Support of Local Democracy; American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS); Association of American Geographers; Society of Women Geographers; advisor to governments and parliaments in Central and Eastern Europe on local government reform; organizer and chairman, numerous panels and sessions.
Honors: numerous grants, i.a. from: International Research & Exchange Board (IREX), 1985, New Jersey Department of Higher Education, 1985-90, Council for European Studies, 1986-89, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), 1988-89, German Marshall Fund, 1990, United States Information Agency (USIA), 1990-92, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, 1990-93, Andre W. Mellon Foundation, 1991-93, 1995-97, Agency for International Development, 1991-94; Rhoda Freeman Recognition Award, 1988; Award of Merit, Rutgers University, 1986, 1990.
Languages: Polish, English, French.
Office: Rutgers University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geography, New Brunswick, NJ 08903.
From: "Who's Who in Polish America" 1st Edition 1996-1997, Boleslaw Wierzbianski editor; Bicentennial Publishing Corporation, New York, NY, 1996.