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Ost published in Poland, joins board of major journal

David Ost, professor of political science, has been invited onto the editorial board of the journal Politics and Society, one of the leading publications in both political science and sociology.

“Ost's appointment to the Editorial Board of Politics and Society recognizes the important role he plays in the community of critical social science scholars, and is an honor for all of us at HWS,” said Teresa Amott, Provost of the Colleges.

Ost was also recently invited onto the international review board of the Polish sociological bulletin, “Studia Socjologiczne.” During his recent summer visit to Poland, he was interviewed by both major national daily newspapers and has had articles in each of them. His recent book, “The Defeat of Solidarity,” will be published in spring 2007 in Polish translation by one of the country’s leading commercial publishers, Muza.

Finally, his article, “After Postcommunism: Legacies and the Future of Unions in Eastern Europe,” was recently published in “The Future of Organised Labour,” edited by Craig Phelan and published by the London-based Peter Lang Publishing Group.

Ost joined the faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 1986, after earning his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has served as the Senior Fulbright Professor at Central European University and Warsaw University from 1998 to 1999 and has also served, on occasion, as a visiting professor at Central European University in Warsaw and in Budapest.

Ost is the author of several books, including “Solidarity and the Politics of Anti-Politics” and co-authored “Workers After Workers’ States” and the textbook “European Politics in Transition.” He has more than 40 articles published in journals, has contributed op-eds to the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune, and has been featured on the BBC, PBS, the “McNeil-Lehrer Report” and on numerous major radio stations.