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Neal Pease

Professor
 (414) 229-5205
 Holton Hall 314

Degree(s)

PhD, History, Yale, 1982
MA, History, Yale, 1976
MA, History, U. of Kansas, 1975
BA, History, U. of Kansas, 1973

Research Interests

Over the course of his career, Professor Pease has devoted most of his research and publication to the role of the Catholic Church in recent Polish history. Current areas of research interest include: the “Jewish revival” in contemporary Poland; soccer in Polish politics and society; and historical symbolism and memorialization of public spaces in Poland.

Teaching Areas

Poland and Central Europe; history of Christianity, esp. Catholic Church; modern Europe; Baseball in American history

Courses Taught

Hist 102 – Western Civilization: 1500 to the Present
Hist 239 – Poland and its Neighbors, 1795-1914
Hist 329 – The Roman Catholic Church, 1500 to the Present
Hist 330 – The Papacy in History
Hist 346 – Poland and Its Neighbors, 1914-1945
Hist 348 – Poland and Its Neighbors, 1945 to the Present
Hist 448 – Baseball in American History

Professional Service Activities

Editor in Chief, The Polish Review
Member, Board of Directors, Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America
Member, Board of Directors (and past president), Polish American Historical Association
Member, editorial board, Polish American Studies
Member, John Gilmary Shea book prize committee, American Catholic Historical Association

Selected Publications

Pease, Neal H. “’Lessons Learned, Lessons Relearned: Piotr S. Wandycz on Recent East Central European History’.” The Polish Review 58.(2013) (In Progress) 83-86.
Pease, Neal H. “Stanley Ketchel, The ‘Michigan Assassin’: The First Polish American Sports Champion.” Studia Migracyjne-Przegląd Polonijny 40.1(151) (2014): 119-130.
Pease, Neal H. “The Marshal and the Almighty: Pilsudski and Religion.” The Polish Review 56.1/2 (2011): 47-56.
Pease, Neal H. “’Polish Americans in Sports’.” The Polish American Encyclopedia. Ed. James Pula. McFarland, (2011): 494-499.
Pease, Neal H. “’The United States and east central Europe in the 20th Century: General Remarks’.” Czas Ameryki/American Era. Ed. Halina Parafianowicz. Trans Humana (Bialystok, Poland), (2011): 193-198.
Pease, Neal H. “Review of Timothy Snyder, Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin.” The Polish Review LV.4 Ed. Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America. (2010): 486-492.
Pease, Neal H. “The Kosciuszko Reds, 1909-1919: Kings of the Milwaukee Sandlots.” Polish American Studies 61. (2004): 11-26.