Marta Grzechnik is an assistant professor at the Institute of Scandinavian and Finnish Studies, University of Gdańsk, Poland. She is a historian with research interests in the Baltic Sea region and Northern Europe, borderland studies, regional history, and colonial history. She obtained her PhD in History and Civilisation from the European University Institute, Florence in 2010. In 2012–2016 she was a postdoctoral researcher in the programme “Baltic Borderlands: Shifting Boundaries of Mind and Culture in the Borderlands of the Baltic Sea Region” at the University of Greifswald; in 2018–2019 German Kennedy Memorial Fellow at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, and Visiting Fellow at Weatherhead Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH), both at Harvard University, USA; in 2020 Visiting Scholar at the Center for Global History at Freie Universität in Berlin. Her publications include: “The Missing Second World: On Poland and Postcolonial Studies”, Interventions. International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, vol. 27, no. 7 (2019); Beyond the Sea. Reviewing the Manifold Dimensions of Water as Barrier and Bridge. Cologne-Weimar-Vienna: Böhlau 2015 (edited together with Heta Hurskainen); and Regional histories and historical regions. The concept of the Baltic Sea region in Polish and Swedish historiographies. Frankfurt: Peter Lang 2012.