Christopher Lash holds a PhD in History from the University of Manchester. His PhD thesis focused on the transfer of eastern Poles from what is now Ukraine to the western lands awarded to Poland at the end of the Second World War. His research interests are in Central and Eastern European history, the social and cultural history of war, ethnic cleansing, displacement and commemoration. His article on property in the Polish western lands will be published in Europe-Asia studies in the new year and he plans to publish a monograph on displacement in immediate post-war Poland. Christopher is currently an assistant professor in international relations at Lazarski University, Warsaw, Poland.