B. 1962; MA 1986, University of Warsaw; PhD 1990, post-doctoral degree (habilitacja) 2001 (also UW); professor since 2013. Has been employed at the Institute of History, University of Warsaw, since 1988 as assistant lecturer, assistant professor, associate professor since 2003. Research associate: Harvard University Ukrainian Research Institute 1991-1992; Nahost-Institut an der Universitaet Muenchen 1994-1995. Visiting professor: University of Notre Dame 2004, Hokkaido University 2009, College de France 2011. President of the CIEPO (Comite International des Etudes Pre-ottomanes et Ottomanes) since 2018. Member of the Academia Europaea and honorary member of the Turkish Historical Society (TTK). Member of the editorial board of Acta Poloniae Historica and the “Rulers & Elites. Comparative Studies in Governance” series (Brill). Representative of the Director of the IH UW for International Relations 2002-2008; Chair of the Department of Early Modern History 2010-13; Director of the Institute of History 2012-2016.