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Gregory Witkowski

Gregory Witkowski

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
ROOM 352 TG 301, IUPUI

Gregory R. Witkowski is the Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies. He received his Ph.D. in history from SUNY Buffalo and held posts in history for eight years until joining the Center on Philanthropy in 2011. His main research interests are the relationships between philanthropic aid, civil society, and democracy. He focuses his study on Germany, concentrating especially on the unique attributes of giving in former Communist East Germany. His work shows how Germans used international philanthropic aid to create an identity of themselves distinct from their past. He has been supported by the Fulbright Commission, the Social Science Research Council, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and other agencies. He has published broadly in academic journals and books and is a contributing editor to the listserv H-German. Greg was chosen by the American Swiss Foundation as a Young Leader in 2010.

Hailing from New Jersey, Greg's studies and career have allowed him to live in diverse places in New York, Iowa, and Germany. He has called Indianapolis home since 2007.


Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies

Academic Interests

Modern Germany, European social and cultural, transnationalism