The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures teaches first- and second-year Polish. In addition, the department offers an undergraduate major in Eastern European Languages, Literature and Culture, and a minor in Slavic Languages, as well as a minor in Russian and Slavic Literatures.

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Adjunct Professor (Linguistics)
Professor and Chair
Advisory Board Member
Teaching Assistant, TA for RUSS 340
Polish Fulbright Lecturer, 2012-2013
Advisory Board Member
Polish Fulbright Scholar, 2010-2011



Title Date Time Location
The Controversies Surrounding Polish Youth Magazines
Piotr Nowakowski, Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski
Nov 10 2:30pm A216 Padelford
Annual Fall Polish Bazaar Nov 8 12:00pm Polish Cultural Center
Annual Fall Polish Bazaar Nov 7 12:00pm Polish Cultural Center
Motion Trio Nov 3 7:30pm Benaroya Hall
Screening of "Jurek" Oct 28 7:00pm Kane Hall, Walker-Ames Room
Seattle Polish Film Festival, Part II Oct 16 to Oct 18 6:30pm to 7:00pm SIFF Cinema Uptown
The Non-Universality of Metaphorical Extensions of smell: Lexical Semantics and Cultural Values
Professor Katarzyna Dziwirek
Oct 16 3:30pm 301 Miller Hall
Seattle Polish Film Festival, Part I Oct 7 to Oct 11 7:00pm SIFF Cinema Uptown, Polish Cultural Center, Northwest Film Forum
Spitfire Liberator: The Alex Herbst Story Oct 3 4:00pm The Museum of Flight
4th Annual Polish Festival Jul 11 12:00pm to 8:00pm Seattle Center - Armory and Mural Amphitheatre
Polish Ukrainian Concert and Fundraiser May 30 5:00pm Polish Cultural Center
Meetings with Polish Culture: Screening of "Witness to Hope: The Life of John Paul II" Apr 25 4:30pm Polish Cultural Center
Annual Spring Polish Bazaar Mar 28 12:00pm to 6:00pm Polish Cultural Center
The Art of Chopin Mar 6 6:30pm
Japan's Rescue of Polish Children from Sibera from 1920 to 1923
Marta Golubiec
Feb 7 4:00pm Polish Cultural Center
Polish Folk Dances and Costumes
Beata Gallaher
Feb 6 6:30pm Polish Cultural Center
The World Knew: Jan Karski's Mission for Humanity Feb 1 to Mar 15 Allen Library North Library


Title Date Time Location
54th Annual Polish Bazaar Nov 2 12:00pm Polish Cultural Center
54th Annual Polish Bazaar Nov 1 12:00pm Polish Cultural Center
John Paul II's Pilgrimage to Poland in June 1979: How Poland's Communists Interpreted It
Professor James Felak, Department of History
Oct 22 7:30pm Kane Hall, Walker-Ames Room
Seattle Polish Film Festival Oct 5 to Oct 19 7:00pm
Radio Wisla 10th Anniversary Celebration Sep 27 6:00pm Polish Cultural Center
3rd Annual Polish Festival Jul 12 11:00am Seattle Center Armory and Fisher Rooftop
Masterpieces of Polish Cinema Jul 7 to Jul 11 7:00pm to 9:00pm Northwest Film Forum
New Visions by Polish Artists May 18 3:00pm Sebi's Bistro Restaurant
Military Security of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland
Glen Grant, Adjunct Faculty at the Center for Civil-Military Relations
Apr 23 7:00pm 264 Savery Hall
Annual Spring Polish Bazaar Apr 12 12:00pm Polish Home
Celebration of Witold Lutosławski Year Feb 27 7:00pm Brechemin Auditorium


Title Date Time Location
Polish Heritage, Aviation Career: Building Blocks for Life
Nicole Piasecki, VP and General Manager of the Propulsion Systems Division of Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Nov 6 7:30pm Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall
53rd Annual Polish Bazaar Nov 2 to Nov 3 12:00pm to 6:00pm Polish Cultural Center
Seattle Polish Film Festival Oct 11 to Oct 20 7:00pm to 11:00pm SIFF Cinema Uptown
Farewell-to-Summer Party at the Polish Cultural Center Sep 28 7:00pm Polish Cultural Center