Krzysztof Odyniec was born in Poland and has lived in the United States since childhood. He studied history at UC Berkeley (BA, 2001; PhD, 2017) and pedagogy at Harvard (EdM, 2005). His dissertation was on the first resident ambassador from Poland-Lithuania to the court of Charles V in Spain; part of it appears as a chapter in _Historians Without Borders_ (Knoblauch and Abrams, eds., from Routledge, 2019). Krzysztof has taught at UC Berkeley as a graduate student and postdoc, at two community colleges as an adjunct professor, and at a number of secondary schools as either a history or an English teacher. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Mali (2002-2004) specializing in Natural Resource Management, where he also taught at village school.
Krzysztof Odyniec is a historian of the Early Modern Europe, the Spanish Empire, and the Atlantic World, specializing in sixteenth-century diplomacy and travel.