In his dissertation project, he concentrates on the reception of the Polish Nobel Prize winning poet, Czeslaw Milosz, in the United States, which begins with his publication of The Captive Mind in 1953 and lasts to this day. The aim is to analyze his various levels of presence in American culture: friendships with intellectuals, university lectures, articles and correspondence in English, translations of his works as well as readings of his thought by others. The project will also examine Milosz's conscious self-perception as the exceptional lone emigrant writer and how he was perceived in the US among various and changing literary movements. Along with a thorough query at his archives in Yale, Berkeley, and Cracow, Mikolaj Golubiewski conducts a set of interviews with people of culture and academia who knew Milosz and/or feel influenced by his persona. Among others, he had strong relationships or influenced Josip Brodsky, Seamus Heaney, Charles Taylor, Susan Sontag, Thomas Merton, Tomas Venclova, Edward Hirsch, and Robert Pinsky. The thesis is that there is a significant American persona of Czeslaw Milosz available for analysis and clear description which is present in (even mainstream) American culture. By "persona," Mikolaj Golubiewski understands the aforementioned levels of direct, indirect and mediated presence through which Milosz influenced American culture.