Professor Piotr Wróbel holds the Konstanty Reynert Chair of Polish Studies at the University of Toronto. Prior to his appointment in 1994, he taught at the University of Warsaw, at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Michigan State University at East Lansing and at the University of California at Davis. He graduated from the University of Warsaw in 1977 and he obtained his Ph. D. there in 1984.
He has been a visiting scholar at the Institute of European History in Mainz, at Humboldt University in Berlin, at the Institute of Polish-Jewish Studies at Oxford, and at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. During 1987-1991, he was a research fellow at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw and, during 1987-1988, he served as research director of a clandestine Eastern Archive, which collected materials on the Polish people deported to the Soviet Union after 1939. He authored or co-authored about 50 scholarly articles and nine books, including The Historical Dictionary of Poland, 1945-1996 published by the Greenwood Press in 1998 and Nation and History. Polish Historians from the Enlightenment to the Second World War, co-edited with Peter Brock and John Stanley and published by the University of Toronto Press in 2006.
He serves on the Advisory Board of Polin: A Journal of Polish-Jewish Studies, on the Board of Directors of the Polish-Jewish Heritage Foundation of Canada and on the Governing Council of the American Association for Polish-Jewish Studies.