College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Alicja Boruta-Sadkowski

  • History

    Lecturer - Instructor of History


    Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1995

    Courses Taught

    She has taught long-distance courses on the Polish and Russian Languages, History, and Culture for the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa. She has also taken her Polish language students to Krakow, Poland, for the Advanced Summer Polish Language and Culture Program.

    Research Interests

    Dr. Boruta-Sadkowski's main research area is the development of the Belarusian literary language in the 1920s and 1930s, and the influence of the Russian and Polish languages on this development. Dr. Boruta-Sadkowski has attended numerous conferences in the Slavic field in the United States, Canada, Belarus, and the Russian Federation. She has published several articles and book reviews on the Belarusian and Russian languages and literatures. Her most recent article “Russian Folklore in an American Russian Language Class” was published in the fall 2013 in a Russian peer-reviewed journal Russian Literature in a Foreign Auditorium: Collection of Research Articles. Volume 3. Herzen State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg: 2013.

    Teaching Interests

    Professor Boruta-Sadkowski currently teaches HUM 3121 Russia/Soviet Union, popular courses that also fulfill the non-western humanities requirement of the current Liberal Arts Core.