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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Polish Fulbright Scholar, 2017-18
Adjunct Professor (Linguistics)
Professor and Chair
Advisory Board Member
Teaching Assistant, TA for SLAVIC 425
Teaching Assistant for RUSS 102
Polish Fulbright Lecturer, 2012-2013
Lecturer Part-Time, Advisory Board Member
Polish Fulbright Scholar, 2010-2011



Title Date Time Location
6th Annual Poish Festival Seattle Jul 8 12:00pm Seattle Center Armory and Mural Ampitheatre
The Art of Losing: Polish Poetry and Translation
Clare Cavanagh
May 18 7:00pm CMU 120
Polish Spring Bazaar Apr 8 12:00pm Polish Cultural Center
An Evening with Chopin, featuring Polish pianist Jacek Nazarczuk and two local youth Chopin competition winners
Jacek Nazarczuk
Mar 25 7:30pm Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Performing arts Main Stage
South Sound’s first Chopin Piano Competition for youth ages 12 to 23 Mar 20 to Mar 23 South Puget Sound Community College
Wooden Sacred Architecture in the Republic of Poland Mar 6 to Apr 7 The Gallery (SPSCC)
Grad Student Colloquium:  Touching Matters: Metaphorical Extensions of dotknąć and touch". 
Katarzyna Dziwirek
Feb 24 2:30pm Padelford A216
They Risked Their Lives:  Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust
Mariusz Brymora
Feb 15 6:30pm to 8:30pm Communications 120


Title Date Time Location
From Newsreel to Posttramatic films - Classic Documentary Filmas about Auschwitz-Birkenau
Tomasz Lysak
Nov 15 7:00pm Thomson Hall 101
Annual Fall Polish Bazaar Nov 5 to Nov 6 12:00pm to 6:00pm Polish Cultural Center
Are Lyrics the Music Yet? 
Agata Zubel
Oct 25 7:00pm Thompson Hall Room 101
24th Annual Seattle Polish Film Festival Oct 12 to Oct 23 SIFF Cinema Uptown
Polish Festival Seattle Jul 9 11:00am to 7:00pm Seattle Center, Armory & Mural Amphitheatre
Santa Rosa: Odyssey in the Rhythm of Mariachi May 6 7:00pm THO 101
"Raise the Roof" Apr 10 3:25pm Stroum Jewish Community Center
2016 Polish Studies Fundraiser
Magdalena Sroka
Feb 20 6:00pm University of Washington Club


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