Anna Muller, Ph.D.

Professor of History; The Frank and Mary Padzieski Endowed Professor in Polish/Polish American/Eastern European Studies; Director, Women in Learning & Leadership; Director, Honors Program
Anna Muller
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Social Sciences
Honors Program
3105 College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building | 4901 Evergreen Road | Dearborn, MI 48128

Teaching Areas:

History, Women's & Gender Studies

Research Areas:

Eugenics, Holocaust, Women and Gender Studies, World War II

Biography and Education

Dr. Muller is assistant professor of history at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. From 2010-13, she worked for the Museum of the Second World War (in Gdansk) as a curator responsible for the sections on concentration camps, the Holocaust, and eugenics. Her book on the life of women in prison cells in post-war Poland, titled If the Walls Could Speak, will appear in 2017 with Oxford University Press.


Ph.D., History, Indiana University, 2010

M.A and B.A., Department of History, University of Gdansk, Poland, 1999

Selected Publications

"Masculinity and Dissidence in Eastern Europe in the 1980s" just came out. It was published in Gender in Twentieth Century Eastern Europe and the USSR, ed. Catherine Baker. (Palgrave, 2016).

“Walls that Unite: Unlikely Friendships in Mokotów Prison, 1949-1956,” Rocznik Antropologii Historii [Yearly in Anthropology of History], Fall 2016.

“Between Social and Individual Memory: Being a Polish Woman in a Stalinist Prison,” in Tapestry of Memory. Evidence and Testimony in Life-Story Narratives, eds. Nanci Adler and Selma Leydesdorff, (London: Transaction Publishers, 2013), 37-55.

Awards and Recognition

American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowship.

Kościuszko Foundation Polish Studies and Research Grant.

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) grant.

IREX Individual Advanced Research Opportunities (IARO) fellowship.