Patryk P. Tomaszewski is a PhD candidate in Art History at The Graduate Center, CUNY. His dissertation examines Socialist Realist art in the former Soviet satellite states, specifically in Poland, East Germany, and Czechoslovakia under the Stalinist regime. By focusing on state-sponsored exhibitions of painting and sculpture, it analyzes the ways in which the cultural model of Socialist Realism—and the idealized version of reality it hoped to transmit—was received, institutionalized, and circulated among the post-war societies in East Central Europe. Patryk teaches art history at Borough of Manhattan Community College and was previously the Mellon Humanities Alliance Teaching Fellow at La Guardia Community College. He also completed internship programs at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Museum of Modern Art in New York. His writing has been published, among others, in ArtMargins Online and post. Notes on Modern and Contemporary Art Around the Globe at MoMA.