I am a Lecturer in Polish Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. I am an interdisciplinary language, culture, and society scholar of contemporary Poland focused on political discourse, Silesian identity, online communities, and Polish television. My work examines the themes of ethnicity, identity, language, and nationalism and combines critical discourse, socio-political, and linguistic approaches. I am the author of several journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries. My work appeared in Studies in Eastern European Cinema, Journal of Slavic Linguistics, Slavia Centralis, Poznańskie Studia Slawistyczne, and Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics.
Before coming to the University of Wisconsin–Madison, I was Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief for Brill’s Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics and have served on the Slavic Linguistics Society’s Executive Board. At UW–Madison, I teach elementary, intermediate, and advanced Polish language courses in addition to courses on Polish political comedy, the Polish American experience, and the multicultural heritage of Poland and the Central European region. I co-organize the Madison Polish Film Festival, lead Polish Language Table meetings, and am a regular contributor to the UW Polish Studies program blog.