Director of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews (2014-2019)
Historian, professor at the Institute of Political Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Director Stola specializes in the history of Polish-Jewish relations, history of People’s Republic of Poland and history of international migrations in the twentieth century.
He published over a hundred scholarly essays and ten books for which he was granted numerous awards, among them: Nadzieja i zagłada [Hope and Genocide] 1995; Kampania antysyjonistyczna w Polsce 1967-1968 [Anti-Zionist campaign in Poland 1967-1968] 2000; Kraj bez wyjścia? Migracje z Polski 1948-1989 [Country with no way out? Migrations from Poland 1948-1989] 2010.
Prof. Stola is a longtime University lecturer, participant of research projects and member of academic boards of numerous Polish and foreign institutions and journals. He was awarded with the Order of Polonia Restituta for his merits in the field of studies of contemporary history.