Outreach Coordinator, Polish Studies Initiative Program Coordinator
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140 Enarson Classroom Building
2009 Millikin Road
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: Enarson 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Tuesdays: remote 8:00AM-4:00PM EST
Areas of Expertise
- K-14 Outreach Programs
- CSEEES events
- CSEEES communications
- Polish Studies Initiative
Alicia Baca is the outreach coordinator of the Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies. She leads CSEEES' K-14 outreach teacher training programs and activities, organizes CSEEES' Graduate Student Lectures, assists with the organization of other center events and conferences, and serves as the Program Coordinator for CSEEES' Polish Studies Initiative. She also creates and distributes the monthly job list and manages the center's weekly newsletter, email communications, and social media pages. If you have any questions about CSEEES' events or programming or would like to have something shared in our newsletter, please email her at email@example.com.
Alicia received her B.A. in Russian Studies and Humanities, with a minor in Nordic Studies from the University of Colorado - Boulder in 2014 and later earned an M.A. in Russian Studies from the same institution in 2018. Prior to pursuing a graduate degree, she worked at CU Boulder's Anderson Language and Technology Center as a lead librarian and then later as the center's resources coordinator and student employee manager. During her time as a graduate student, she worked as a teaching assistant for CU Boulder's Nordic Studies Department where she co-taught and developed lesson plans for courses that focused on Norse mythology and the Nordic sources found in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. She was also the recipient of a Title VIII fellowship in 2017 which helped to fund her studies abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia. While she is no longer involved in scholarly research, she still maintains strong interest in Russian culture and language, ongoing women's rights and issues in Russia, LGBTQ+ issues in the greater East European and Eurasian regions, and observing how the musical genre of folk metal has been instrumental in the preservation of folk music traditions and folktales and mythology, but also used as a tool that promotes far-right and nationalist ideologies within the metal music scene.