Currently

Research associate at the Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies at Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Interests

West Slavic languages;
morphosyntax, minimalist syntax, comparative syntax,
predicate structure, small clauses, nominalization, case distribution, word classes
contact induced language change
teaching Polish as a second language

Current Projects

secondary predication in West Slavic (dissertation project)
P-compounds
verbal nominals in Polish

Languages Known and Studied

Slavic: Polish, Czech, Russian, Slovak, Upper Sorbian, Old Church Slavonic
Germanic: English, German
Romance: French, Italian, Spanish
Other: Latin, Ancient Greek, Yiddish

Degrees

PhD, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley
MA, Slavic Languages and Literatures (specialization: West Slavic linguistics), UC Berkeley, 2010
Magister, Linguistics, West Slavic Philology (specialization: linguistics), Eberhard Karls Universität, 2009
Magister, Latin and Ancient Greek Philology, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza, 2004

Education

2008-now

University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
major: Slavic Languages and Literatures (specialization: West Slavic Linguistics)

2007-2008

California State University, Hayward, California, USA
student exchange program

2004-2008

Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen, Germany
double major: Linguistics, West Slavic Philology
degree: Magister (received in 2009)
thesis: Syntactic Account for Verb Nominalization in Polish

2001-2002

Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen, Germany
Socrates-Erasmus Exchange Program
double major: Mediterranean Archeology, Ancient History

1999-2004

Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza, Poznań, Poland
major: the Classics (Latin and Ancient Greek Philology)
degree: Magister
thesis: Jedność w wielości. Wizerunek Dionizosa w dramacie greckim V wieku p.n.e.
                              
(Unity in Diversity. The Image of Dionizos in the Greek Drama of the 5th
                               Century BC
)

Research Fellowships

2014-2015 Dissertation Writing Fellowship from the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at UC Berkeley
2013-2014 DAAD Research Grant to Berlin
2012-2013 Dean's Normative Time Fellowship
2012 Viadrina Predissertation Fellowship (UC Berkeley, IES) at Viadrina University, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany
- topic: Secondary predication and P-compounds in West Slavic
2012
2011
Graduate Student Training Grant (2 times, short-term) (UC Berkeley, ISEEES), supervising professor: Johanna Nichols
- elicitation and preliminary analysis of the linguistic data from Slovak, Upper and Lower Sorbian for the Lexical Valence Typology Project
2012 Graduate Division Summer Grant (UC Berkeley) in Germany
- topic: participation in the International Summer School of Sorbian Language and Culture; preliminary investigation of Sorbian grammar

Workshops

2012 Phylometric and Phylogenetic Approaches in the Humanities, University of Bern, Switzerland
2009 LSA Linguistic Institute, UC Berkeley, California, USA

Professional Experience

2013-now coordination of the development of a new double degree program European Master in Modern Polish Studies at the European University Viadrina (in cooperation with A. Mickiewicz University in Poznań)
2014-2015 co-editor of the Proceedings of the Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 23
2014.08/09 administrative assistant at the Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies at the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)
2014 co-organization of the Summer School of Polish and German at the Center for the Interdisciplinary Polish Studies, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)
2013-2014 lecturer in the Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
2013-2014 co-organizer of the 23rd Meeting of the Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics at UC Berkeley
2011-2012   worked for the Berkeley Language Center
- development of the Polish section of the Library of Foreign Language Film Clips
http://blcvideoclips.berkeley.edu/
2010-2012 graduate student instructor at UC Berkeley (beginning and advanced Polish)
2010 worked for the National Corpus of Polish, a project funded by a research and development grant from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (syntax annotation)

Translations

Polish <-> English:
          a full length diary
          historical articles for publication on social and economic topics

German -> English:
          historical articles for publication on social and economic topics

Memberships

The Slavic Linguistics Society
The Polish Studies Association

Other Fellowships

2011 Foreign Language and Area Study Fellowship (summer)
Advanced Czech, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic (intensive language program)
2010 Foreign Language and Area Study Fellowship (summer)
Beginning Slovak, University of Pitsburgh, USA (intensive language program)
2009-2010 The Slavic Department Fellowship (year)
graduate program
2009 Foreign Language and Area Study Fellowship (summer)2009
Advanced Czech, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic (intensive language program)
2008-2009 Foreign Language and Area Study Fellowship (year)
Advanced Czech, UC Berkeley
2001-2002 Socrates-Erasmus Fellowship (year)
exchange program at Eberhard-Karls University, Tübingen, Germany