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researcher , History educator

Irena Dorota Backus, Swiss history educator, researcher. Recipient scholarship Leverhulme Fund., 1974, British Academy Exchange award Briish Academy Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique, 1986, 95.

Background

Backus, Irena Dorota was born on April 10, 1950 in Warsaw, Poland. Immigrated to Great Britain, 1961, resident in Switzerland since 1977.

Education

Bachelor with honors, Oxford University, Great Britain, 1972. Master of Arts with honors, Oxford University, Great Britain, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford University, Great Britain, 1976.

Doctor Theological Hab., Bern, Switzerland, 1988. Doctor of Divinity(honorary), Edinburgh University, 2001.

Career

Research assistant Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, London, 1975-1977. Maitre assistant University Geneva, Switzerland, 1977-1983, maitre d'enseignement et de recherche Switzerland, 1983-1991, professor titulaire Switzerland, since 1991. Private dozent University Bern, Switzerland, since 1988.

Visiting professor University Lausanne, Switzerland, 1990-1991, Ecole Pratique des H. Etudes, Paris, 1996. Committee member Revue des Etudes Augustiniennes, Paris, since 1994, Renaissance & Reformation Review, London, since 1996, Zwingliverein, Zurich, since 1989, Oxford Studies in History Theology, since 1997.

Connections

Married Guy Colin Backus, April 7, 1973.

spouse:
Guy Colin Backus