Magister (M.A.) - University of Warsaw, Branch in Bialystok, Institute of History, history, 1996.
Doktor (Ph.D.)- University of Bialystok, Institute of History, history, 2001.
Doktor habilitowany (Post-doctoral degree) - Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Political Studies, Political Science, 2008.
Since 1997 - academic teacher
Since 2008 - profesor nadzwyczajny (Associate Professor), University of Bialystok
Since 2008 - Head of the Department of Political Relations, University of Bialystok
2005 - 2008 - Deputy Director of the Institute of History, University of Bialystok
2008 - 2012 - Director of the Institute of History and Political Science, University of Bialystok
2012 - 2016 - Dean of the Faculty of History and Sociology, University of Bialystok
The history of the Polish-Lithuanian-Belarusian borderland in the twentieth and twenty-first century; international relations; issues of safety; national minorities; ethnic conflicts; State-citizen relations. History and the present of Poles and the Polish community in the East. Application and popularization of archival material stored in the Belarusian and Lithuanian collections.
Over 120 publications (including 7 monographs, 2 academic textbooks, 9 source editings, 11 scientific editorials)