B. 1962; MA 1986, University of Warsaw; PhD 1990, post-doctoral degree (habilitacja) 2001 (also UW); professor since 2013. Has worked 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. Vice-President of CIEPO (Comite International des Etudes Pre-ottomanes et Ottomanes) since 2008. 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.