Maria Polski received her Ph.D. in Linguistics at Moscow Lomonosov University. At East-West University she teaches Linguistics and Humanities. Her research interests include theory of culture (the structure, growth and selection of cultural phenomena), communication theory (the structure, growth and accumulation of communication media, and the influence of medium on audience), and introducing the Anglophone scholarly community to the Russian tradition of studying culture and communication.
Conference Talks and Publications
Polski, M. Media Ecology – Art or Techne?. Media Ecology Association Conference, Grand Rapids, MI 2013
Polski, M. Review of the essay on Herman and Chomsky’s Manufacturing Consent for the Literature of Propaganda, The Gale Group (Cengage Learning). 2012.
Maydanchik, B and Polski, M. Безопасность общества и культура личности (из опыта США) [Safety in society and the culture of individuals (some practices of the USA)] Proceedings of the International Scientific and Practical Conference on the Problems of Safety of Modern Societies. Ekaterinburg, Russia. June 2012
Polski, M. “Theory of Language in the Information Age: Marshall McLuhan and Yuri Rozhdestvensky” Conference talk, AATSEEL, Pasadena, CA 2011
Polski, M. and Biyashev, I. The Evolutionary Value of Ovid’s The Art of Love: Prestige, Mating, and Outsmarting Fellow Humans. Conference talk. ACTC New Haven, CT, 2011
Lyutykh, E. and Polski, M. “Through the looking glass: examining the curriculum in a Russian weekend school to understand Russian immigrant identity”. Conference talk. Russian Outside the Nation: Speakers and Identities, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2010.
Polski, M. “Who Wrote the Bible – pedagogy of discomfort conference talk” ACTC 2009
Lyutykh, E. and Polski, M. “Parents’ perspectives on the role of community in children’s learning.” Thresholds in Education Vol. XXXV No 4, 2009.
Polski, M. “Proverbs as the Ultimate Communication Theory” based on Rozhdestvensky communication theory. Conference talk, ACTC, Plymuth, MA 2008
Lyutykh, E. and Polski, M. “Novogodnee Predstavlenie: Developing Culturally Authentic Ways to Support Learning of the Russian Immigrant Children”. Conference talk MWERA, Columbus, OH, 2008.
Polski, M. “Identity Formation and Public Selves “conference talk CCCC New York, NY 2007,
Polski, M. “The Law of Non-Destruction and Accumulation of Culture”, based on Rozhdestvensky theory of culture; conference talk, M/MLA, Chicago, IL 2006
Polski, M. “Genre Theory of Yuri Rozhdestvensky” conference talk; CCCC, San Francisco, CA 2005
Polski, M “Educating in the age of multiple genres and textures of speech”. Conference talk; M/MLA, St. Luis, MO, 2004
Polski, M. Easy Ways to Teach Modals: Infinitives and Modals,“ Daley College ESL Faculty Development Conference. Chicago, IL, 2001
Polski, M. Continuity and Change in the Secondary Education of Circumpolar Peoples of the Russian Federation. Project funded by a grand from George Soros Foundation, Moscow, Russia and Chicago, IL, 1997-2000
Skrebneva [Polski], M. “Methods of Teaching a Native Language; Methods of Teaching a Foreign Language; Methods of Physical Training. Comparison of Approaches in Three Disciplines“ Russian Philology News, Moscow, Russia 1994
Skrebneva, M. “Inclusion of Physical Culture Terminology in General Language Dictionaries. Comparison of French, English and Russian Traditions”. Terminology Studies, Moscow, Russia, 1994
Skrebneva, M. “Terminology Used in Teaching Physical Culture. Training Methodology Reflected in the System of Terms. Based on the Analysis of Physical Culture Thesaurus of National Institute of Physical Culture”. Terminology Studies, Moscow, Russia, 1993