Doctoral candidate in Area Studies (Russia and East Europe) at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies. His doctoral project – ‘Defying the Iron Curtain: Émigré journals and their attempts to confront the post-war reality’ examines the ways in which émigré journals addressed their home societies behind the Iron Curtain. The focus of the project is placed upon the most prominent Polish, Czechoslovak and Yugoslav democratic centre-left émigré journals in the postwar period including their legacies in the post-socialist transition. Jan a Project Researcher for ‘Europe in a Changing World’, which is led by Professor Timothy Garton Ash and Professor Paul Betts, at the European Studies Centre at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. Before starting his doctoral studies, Jan worked in Public Affairs sector and was awarded an MPhil in Russian and East European Studies at the University of Oxford (2016-2018).