Professor of Sociology
Politics and Society Program
Social Science Division
Pandora Mill Building, Room 314
Phone: 603-641-4157


Dr. Thaddeus Piotrowski received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973. He is a Professor of Sociology and teaches courses in anthropology and the Holocaust. He is the author of Vengeance of the Swallows (1995), Poland's Holocaust (1998), Genocide and Rescue in Wolyn. (2000), The Indian Heritage of New Hampshire and Northern New England (2002), and The Polish Deportees of World War II (2004).

In addition, Professor Piotrowski has authored a number of minor works, including 12 studies of Manchester's various ethnic groups. In Manchester, he has served as president of the International Center and was a board member of the Presidents' Council and the Human Services Council. He has also served as a book editor, a book reviewer, a manuscript referee, and a translator. He has given over 50 talks on local and regional ethnic history, east central European history and the Holocaust to university audiences, the general public and professional organizations in America, Canada, England and Poland.


Dr. Piotrowski is the recipient of the UNH Outstanding Associate Professor Award, the Faculty Scholar Award and a three-year Carpenter Professorship Award. In 2008 he was awarded a Certificate of Merit by the Warsaw based Association of Combat Veterans and Former Political Prisoners of the Republic of Poland. He has also received a number of other awards for his scholarly work including the Cultural Achievement Award from the American Council for Polish Culture, the Literary Award from the Polish Sociocultural Centre of the Polish Library in London, the Gold Medal Award from the American Institute of Polish Culture, and the Interpreter of Perennial Wisdom Award from the Monuments Conservancy of New York.


  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1973
  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1971
  • B.A., St. Francis College, 1963