Monika Sierkowska


Position Title
Graduate Student in German


Education and Degree(s):

  • M.A., German and French Literature and Language, Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität, Munich, Germany

Research Interest(s):

  • Polish-German experience of WWII
  • 20th-Century Polish, German, and Jewish literatures
  • Feminist studies
  • Post-fascism in the former socialist bloc

Teaching Experience:

  • 2015-- University of California, Davis - German
  • Summer 2014 - University of Heidelberg - German
  • Summer 2013 - University of Pittsburgh - Polish
  • 2010-2014 - Miami University of Ohio - German language, German cinema
  • 2007 - City of Munich, Germany - German (project "Unter der Arkaden")


From 2010 to 2014, Monika was an instructor in the Department of German, Russian and East Asian Languages at the Miami University of Ohio, teaching German language and cinema, as well as serving as editor-in-chief of the German program's biannual newspaper, Das Fenster.  

Before coming to the U.S., she spent several years studying foreign language acquisition as well as linguistics and literature. In 2007, she co-founded a language school for Turkish residents in Munich called "My Deutsch Lady."

Monika speaks the following languages:

  • Polish
  • German
  • French
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Slovak
  • Russian