Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Joanna Gorska

Ph.D. Candidate
Eastern European and Russian History



University of Toronto, M.A. History, 2020 
University of Toronto, B.A. History major, Russian Language and Literature minor, Polish studies minor, 2019; University of Toronto, Bachelor of Music, Violin Performance, 2019


Joanna Gorska is a first year PhD candidate specializing in Eastern European and Russian History. Her research is primarily focused on the intra-national relations of borderland inhabitants, and how the two Russian revolutions of 1905 and 1917 sharpened and defined Eastern European notions of self-identity and statehood. Her supervisor is Professor Ana Siljak, with whom she will be analyzing the repercussions of the 1905 Revolution, both domestically and internationally. 

Conference Presentations

“Art Under Autocracy: The Soviet Cultural Experience”, Hart House, University of Toronto, March 15, 2019