François Guesnet is Sidney and Elizabeth Corob Reader in Modern Jewish History in the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College London. He has published widely on early modern and nineteenth century history of Polish and eastern European Jewry. Most recently, he co-edited (with Darius Staliunas, Vilnius) an English language section about Lithuanian-Jewish relations in Jahrbuch für Antisemitismusforschung (vol. 21, 2012). Forthcoming publications include a volume Antisemitism in an Era of Transition: Genealogies and Impact in post-Communist Poland and Hungary (co-edited with Gwenyth Jones, forthcoming) and the proceedings of a conference on Warsaw as a Jewish metropolis in the 19th and 20th centuries (with Glenn Dynner). He appeared as a grumpy historian in How to Establish a Wodka Empire (dir. Dan Edelstein, UK 2010), offers advice to the BBC series Who do you think you are? and currently serves as chairman of the Executive Group of the UCL Grand Challenge on Intercultural Interaction.