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Ewa Bachminska

Senior Lecturer of Polish Language

Ewa Bachminska

Klarman Hall, Room K135

Educational Background

  • MS in Animal Science (Animal Welfare), Minors in Wildlife Conservation & Animal Behavior – Cornell University, expected
  • MA in Spanish – Saint Louis University
  • MA in Music (Vocal Jazz) – Webster University of St. Louis
  • MA in Applied Linguistics (German & English) – Mickiewicz University of Poznan, Poland



Ewa Bachminska teaches all levels of Polish and two film courses: East European Film and Animals in Global Cinema: Human and Nonhuman. Her current research is about teaching animal welfare and wildlife conservation through film. She is also interested in conservation of European bison and Eurasian lynx in Bialowieza Forest in Poland and Belarus. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering with animals in India.




  • Elementary Polish I & II (POLSH 1131 & 1132)
  • Intermediate Polish I & II (POLSH 1133 & 1134)
  • Advanced Polish I & II (POLSH 2103 & 2104)
  • Polish Through Film & Literature (POLSH 3100)


  • Animals in Global Cinema: Human & Nonhuman (ROMS 1120)
  • Eastern European Cinema (PMA 3400)
  • East European Film (POLSH 1301)


  • Elementary Spanish (SPAN 1220)
  • Continuing Spanish (SPAN 1230)

Research Focus

  • Second-language acquisition
  • Animal welfare & wildlife conservation through film
  • East European film


second language acquisition, film, animal welfare, wildlife conservation


  • Romance Studies


  • Polish Language Program