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Natalie Misteravich-Carroll received her PhD in Polish Literature and Culture from the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at Indiana University in 2016. Before joining the Russian Flagship Program, Natalie worked for the Polish Studies Center at Indiana University and served as the Interim Director from 2017-2018. In 2016, she developed and filmed a series of online Polish culture lectures for Indiana University’s Center for International Business Education and Research (IU CIBER) which is available as an open access video-learning series for the global community.
Natalie’s primary research interests revolve around investigating the interactive relationship between texts and society, intertextuality as a form of identity negotiation, and the cultural hegemony of the communist period and its lingering influence on post-1989 cultural and social formations. Her current book project, Forging an Identity for Poland’s First Socialist City: Representations of Nowa Huta from 1949 to 2016, is an interdisciplinary study that treats the literary and cultural texts of Nowa Huta as the main discursive weapons used on the battlefield where the power to control identities, narratives, and agency was originally waged in the 1950s and where it continues to be fought today. Her article, “Pissing From the Periphery: Protesting Post-Communist Otherness in Nowa Huta” will appear in the Slavic and East European Journal in Winter 2020.
- Introduction to Russian Culture
- Introduction to Polish Culture
- Contemporary Global Cinema
- The Semiotics of Advertising