Iryna Kovalchuk

Iryna Kovalchuk

Preceptor in Slavic Languages and Literatures
(Polish Language Program)
Iryna Kovalchuk

I am a linguist (M.A., Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine), community organizer (post-graduate certificate, University of Warsaw, Poland) and cultural manager. I am fond of juggling and mixing these identities. Fluent in Polish, Ukrainian and Russian, I am also used to inhabiting and moving between multiple linguistic spaces.


Prior to coming to Harvard, I worked at the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw, where I managed the Eastern Partnership program, promoting Polish culture in Eastern Europe and the Southern Caucasus by organizing and supporting multi-annual projects in the fields of theater, film, visual arts, and music.

I served as an editor of the Ukrainian editions of Czesław Miłosz's (Велике князівство літератури. Київ: Дух і Літера, 2011) and Janusz Korczak's (Право на повагу. Київ: Дух і Літера, 2012) essays, which I also co-translated from Polish.

My other interests include dancing, traditional East European polyphonic singing, and nature education.

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