• Name: Tom Junes
  • Email: junes.tom@gmail.com
  • Position in HSSF:  member
Academic degrees and education

July 2011 PhD in History, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

April 2006 Honours Bachelor of Arts in History, University of South Africa

September 2003 Licentiaat Oost-Europese Talen en Culturen [MA in East European Languages and Cultures], Katholieke Universiteit Leuven



Szanowni Towarzysze! Stosunki PZPR z Bratnimi Partiami w Europie, 1948-1990 [Greetings, Comrades! The Polish United Workers’ Party and the Fraternal Parties in Europe, 1948-1990]. Warszawa: Instytut Pamięci Narodowej (In Preparation)

Pokolenia PRLu. Ruch Studencki w Polsce, 1944-1989 [Generations of Communist Poland. The Polish Student Movement, 1944-1989]. Warszawa: Instytut Pamięci Narodowej (Forthcoming: 2016).

Student Politics in Communist Poland: Generations of Consent and Dissent. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2015.

Edited volumes

Co-edited with Elitza Stanoeva. “Младежки култури на социализма и постсоциализма: Лайфстайл, конформизъм и протест” [Youth Cultures of Socialism and Post-socialism: Lifestyles, Conformism and Rebellion] Критика и Хуманизъм/Critique & Humanism no. 43/1-2 (2014).

Book chapters

Co-authored with Elitza Stanoeva. “Schiwkow” In Die letzten Generalsekretäre, edited by Martin Sabrow and Susanne Schattenberg. (Forthcoming).

“From Army Bullets and Police Batons to Cobblestones and Petrol Bombs: State Violence in Socialist Poland as a Generational Experience” In Physical Violence in Late Socialism. Institutions, Practices and Everyday Life in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe after Stalinism, edited by Jan Claas Behrends, Pavel Kolář and Thomas Lindenberger. (Forthcoming).

“Facing the Music: How the Foundations of Socialism Were Rocked in Communist Poland.” In Youth and Rock in the Soviet Bloc: Youth Cultures, Music and the State in Russia and Eastern Europe, edited by William Jay Risch, 357-401. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2014).

“Студентите извеждат протестите в България на следващото ниво: Как възникващото студентско протестно движение може да разбие патовата ситуация в политиката [Students Take Bulgaria’s Protests to the Next Level. How the Emerging Student Protest Movement Can Break the Political Stalemate]” In По стъпките на Другия. Сборник в чест на Майя Грекова [Following the Steps of the Other: A Collection in Honor of Maya Grekova], edited by Milena Iakimova, Petya Kabakchieva, Marina Liakova, and Veronica Dimitrova, 299-310. Sofia: Prosveta, 2014.

“The Demise of Communism in Poland: A Staged Evolution or Failed Revolution?” In The 1989 Revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe: From Communism to Post-Communism, edited by Kevin McDermott and Matthew Stibbe, 95-112. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

“Между политичното и аполитичното: младежката контракултура в комунистическа Полша [Between Political and Apolitical: Youth Counter-culture in Communist Poland].” Критика и Хуманизъм/Critique & Humanism no. 43/1-2 (2014): 93-111.

“Полското поколение на ’89: между бунта, присмеха и края на историята [Poland’s Generation of ’89: Between Rebellion, Ridicule, and the End of History].” Социологически проблеми/Sociological problems no. 1-2 (2014): 326-48.

“Oppositional Student Politics in Poland and South Africa: Youth Rebellion as a Factor in the Demise of Communism and Apartheid.” Studia Historyczne LV, no. 3-4 (219-220) (2012): 389-406.

Co-authored with Adrian Guelke. “‘Copycat Tactics’ in Processes of Regime Change: The Demise of Communism in Poland and Apartheid in South Africa.” Критика и Хуманизъм/Critique & Humanism no. 40 (2012): 171-92.

Co-authored with Adrian Guelke. “Подражателни тактики при процеси на смяна на режима: краят на комунизма в Полша и на апартейда в ЮАР [‘Copycat Tactics’ in Processes of Regime Change: The Demise of Communism in Poland and Apartheid in South Africa].” Социологически проблеми/Sociological problems no. XLIV-I (2012): 212-37.

“Resisting Communism in Poland: Traditions of Student Self-Government.” Warsaw East European Review 1, no. 1 (2011): 77-87.

“Rethinking Student Politics in Communist Poland.” United Academics Journal of Social Sciences 1, no. 3 (2011): 20-24.

“A Century of Traditions. The Polish Student Movement, 1815-1918.” Central and Eastern European Review 2, (2008): 77-102.

“Confronting the ‘New Class’ in Communist Poland: Leftist Critique, Student Activism and the Origins of the 1968 Student Protest Movement.” Critique. Journal of Socialist Theory 36, no. 2 (2008): 257-72.

Book reviews

“M.B. Szonert, Null and Void. Poland: Case Study on Comparative Imperialism. (Lanham: University Press of America, 2008).” The Polish Review 54, no. 3 (2009): 388-91.

research interests

Global history – European history – African history
Eastern European history – Cold War history – Polish history
communism – youth and student movements