- Digital World History Postdoctoral Fellow, 2022-2024
Dr. Michalewicz did his B.A. and M.A. in history at the University of West Georgia before attending George Mason University for his doctoral studies. His expertise is in trans-regional and trans-religious interactions between Europe and the Islamic world during the early modern period. His book manuscript, The Ottoman Empire in French Foreign Policy, 1547-1610, explores France’s alliance with the Ottoman Empire to elucidate how Christians and Muslims overcame religious differences to cooperate socially, politically, and militarily. Dr. Michalewicz also specializes in digital history, focusing on GIS, web mapping, and web development. His major digital-history project, Mapping French Diplomacy, analyzes France’s diplomatic geography from 1494 to 1715 by mapping all the letters from French rulers to foreign correspondents. During his free time, Dr. Michalewicz follows the Dallas Cowboys and plays soccer with his kids.