Krzysztof Borowski



Office Number: 1452 Van Hise Hall

Pronouns: he/him/his

Language(s): Polish, Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian, Russian, Italian, Spanish

Research/Language Interests: Polish language teaching, Polish film and society, Silesia, Galicia, identity and nationalism studies, sociolinguistics, critical discourse studies, migration and transnationalism, Polish-American experience, Polish émigré culture.

About: Krzysztof Borowski received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas, where he has taught Polish for five years before joining GNS. Krzysztof specializes in Polish language instruction, Slavic sociolinguistics, and issues of identity in contemporary Poland. In his dissertation, he critically examined the societal patterns of thinking about ethnicity, belonging, and nationhood in Polish-Silesian online conversations. Krzysztof is also interested in contemporary Polish film, society, and Polish migration to the Americas. His recent publications include encyclopedia articles on Silesian and Slavic languages in the European Union for the Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics (Brill) as well as a chapter on the popular perception of the Silesian variety in Poland (2018).

• University of Kansas, Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures (2020)
• University of Wrocław, M.A. in Serbian and Croatian Languages and Literatures (2011)
• University of Wrocław, B.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures (2009)