Wiktor Marzec is an assistant professor and project leader at the Robert Zajonc Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland. He holds a Ph.D in Sociology and Social Anthropology from Central European University, Budapest (2017). Marzec is the author of The 1905 Revolution and the Origins of Modern Polish Politics (University of Pittsburg Press, 2020) and co-author of From Cotton and Smoke. Łódź – Industrial City and Discourses of Asynchronous Modernity, 1897–1994 (Lodz University Press, Jagiellonian University Press 2018), as well as several articles on the labor history and history of concepts of Russian Poland. His current research focuses on the process of state building in the borderlands of late imperial Russia.