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Alena holds a B.A. in History, as well as a minor in Musicology, from the University of Michigan. She completed an M.A. in the University of Chicago’s Masters Program in the Humanities. Her thesis explored themes of mobility, travel, and memory as expressed in popular music. While her research interests are quite broad, Alena plans to focus on late 20th century Polish popular culture. She is interested in the ways in which humor, absurdity and the strange were employed creatively in response to the realities of life in the communist state. Alena comes to the department having spent the last two years living in Kraków, studying Polish and conducting an exhaustive survey of the city’s cafes. She very much is looking forward to returning to Poland in the course of her research.
Slavic Languages & Literatures
3040 Modern Languages Bldg812 East Washington
Ann Arbor, Michigan