Polish Studies Initiative

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History

The Polish Studies Initiative (PSI) was established in 2012 under the umbrella of the Center for Slavic and East European Studies with sponsorship from partners across The Ohio State University (OSU), including the College of Social Work, CONSIRT, the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, the Department of Political Science, and the Department of Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and the Office of Internationals Affairs. The mission of PSI is to advance the interdisciplinary study of Poland, support student and faculty research and study abroad, and to organize events focused on Poland.

The Polish Studies Initiative has two main areas of activity, supporting academic events and funding language studies and research. In terms of academic events, during the academic year, PSI organizes one to two events, such as guest lectures, film screenings, or other cultural events. Additionally, at the annual Midwest Slavic Conference, numerous presentations related to Poland are given. Through an annual scholarship and grant competition, PSI funds undergraduate and graduate students to study the Polish language during the summer or hold internships in Poland, and supports post-doctoral students and faculty with research grants.  

Events

For more information on upcoming PSI events, please visit the CSEES Events Calendar.

Advisory Council and Staff

Dr. Angela Brintlinger, CSEES Director

Joanna Kukielka-Blaser Director, International Programs

Alicia Baca, PSI coordinator

Resources

Study Abroad Programs

The Ohio State University Sponsored Programs

Global May Hungary

Domestic Language Programs

Arizona State - Critical Languages Institute

University of Pittsburgh - Summer Language Institute (Intensive Language Program with international component available)

International Programs

CIEE Central European Studies - Study abroad in Warsaw

School of Russian and Asian Studies - Security and Society

Jagiellonian University - School of Polish Language and Culture


For more information about the Polish Studies Initiative, please email csees@osu.edu.

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