Anna Krakus

Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Contact Information
E-mail: krakus@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-2735
Office: THH 255

 

Education

  • Ph.D. Comparative literature, New York University, 2012
  • M.A. Comparative literature, New York University
  • B.A. Comparative literature, Stockholm University, Sweden

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests
My primary research focus is on Polish cinema and literature during late communism. I specifically write about the works of Andrzej Wajda and Tadeusz Konwicki, alongside Stanislaw Lem, Krzysztof Kieslowski, and Wislawa Szymborska. I also write about East European cinema post-1989. I have researched and published on the topics of the secret police files in Poland and archive theory, and I teach and do research within the fields of law and literature and law and humanities.
Research Keywords
Poland, Cinema, literature, East Europe, Secret Police files, Archive Theory, Law and Literature, Law and Humanities

Publications

Book Chapter
  • Krakus, A. (2013). "I Hereby Find You Guilty of Cheating: How Television Judges Give Personal Problems Legal Dimentions". Intersections of Law an Culture Palgrave Macmillan.
Journal Article
  • Krakus, A. (2011). "Crime Stories: The Polish Secret Police File and the Conflation of the Legal and the Literary". Law and Humanities. Vol. 5 (1), pp. 197-207.


Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Award, 2006-2007