Peter Dobek is a Ph.D. student at Western Michigan University. He was born in Chicago, IL and now lives in Kalamazoo, MI. He received his B.A. in History with a minor in Spanish for the Professions from Marquette University, during which he also spent time studying abroad at the Universidad de Complutense. He received his M.A. in Medieval Studies at the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. His research interests include Medieval and Early Modern East Central Europe, Poland, and the expansion of Christianity. He is currently developing his fields of study with Dr. James Palmitessa. He enjoys travelling in his spare time.