Paulina Duda


functions performed in the faculty structures:
Educator / Lecturer

Received her PhD degree from the University of Michigan (2017), her MA from the University College London, and BA from Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Since 2017, Duda has been working as a visiting instructor at Duke University and a lecturer in the New Media Art Department at Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw, where she teaches film art and music videos. Her scholarly work focuses on the intersection of nationalism and filmmaking in Poland, film production and distribution under Communism, the director’s role in society, the French New Wave and Classical Hollywood Cinema as well as the aesthetics of music videos. She publishes essays, translations and reviews in East European Film Bulletin and Words without Borders, and is an organizer and a jury member of the long standing Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival. She is a recipient of many scholarships including Rackham International Research Award and Konopka and Copernicus Endowment Fellowship. In 2016, she received the prestigious Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award for her excellence in teaching.