Alina Klin

Alina Klin

Senior Lecturer in Polish


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Curriculum Vitae

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Alina Klin

Research Interest/Area of Expertise

  • 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.

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications

  • 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 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

  • Fall 2017
    Elementary Polish 1 (POL 1010), 4 CR
    Intermediate Polish (POL 2010), 4 CR 
    Survey of Polish Culture (POL 2710), 3 CR
    Language Skills: Advanced Speaking and Writing (POL 3030), 4 CR
    Medical Polish 1 (POL 3060), 1 CR
    Medical Polish 2 (POL 3061), 1 CR