Alina Klin

Alina Klin

Associate Professor of Teaching In Polish


313-577-6243 (fax)

 411 Manoogian


Alina Klin



Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Foreign language acquisition, contemporary Polish society, politics and culture; Polish literature and film; cinemas of former Yugoslavia. Polish-American culture and history. 


Contemporary Polish society and politics. Polish-American culture and history.  Foreign language acquisition.


  • Ph.D., Southern Slavic Literatures, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, 1986,
  • MA, Slavic Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, 1980

Awards and grants

  • Co-recipient (with Krysta Ryzewski, Sangeetha Gopalakrishnan, Felecia Lucht, Laura Kline and Julie Koehler) of a NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant. Project Title: Ethnic Layers of Detroit: Experiencing Place through Digital Storytelling (March, 2014)

  • Recipient of 2013 FLTC Mini Grant for innovative uses of instructional technology (WSU) (together with Laura Kline, Julie Koehler, Felicia Lucht, and Krysta Ryzewski)

  • Recipient of 2018, 2012, 2011, 2008 and 2006 FLTC Mini Grant for innovative uses of instructional technology (WSU)

Selected publications

 Ideological Fights for the Constitution in Poland
(The paper was presented on October 19, 2016, at the 2016 WSU Fall Humanities Symposium entitled “Ideology”.)


Currently teaching

  • Winter 2022
    Elementary Polish 2 (POL 1020), 4 CR
    Composition and Conversation (POL 2060) 4 CR
    Survey of Polish Culture (POL 2710), sections 001 and 501, 3 CR
    Medical Polish 1 (POL 3060), 1 CR
    Internship in Polish Studies (POL 5993), 3 CR