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Ewa Bachminska

Senior Lecturer of Polish Language

Ewa Bachminska

K135 Klarman Hall

Educational Background

  • PhD in Animal Science (Welfare), Minors in Wildlife Conservation & Slavic Linguistics – Cornell University, expected

  • MA in Spanish – Saint Louis University
  • MA in Vocal Jazz – Webster University of St. Louis 
  • MA in Applied Linguistics – Mickiewicz University of Poznan, Poland



Ewa Bachminska teaches all levels of Polish and two film analysis courses: East European Film and Animals in Global Cinema. She is also a faculty associate at Cornell Institute for European Studies. 

Besides, she is a PhD candidate. In her research, she concentrates on European bison, an important part of Polish culture, which she has investigated in Poland and Belarus since 2016. In the summer of 2021, she is exploring American bison in the US, which will allow her to compare educational methods concerning both species.

In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding and biking. 


second language acquisition, film, animal welfare, wildlife conservation




  • Romance Studies


  • Polish Language Program


  • The most threatened mammalian species in Poland: their conservation, welfare, and their place in education, culture, and literature 
  • East European film and animals in global cinema


Fall 2021

Spring 2022


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