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Krafcik, Patricia A.

Patricia A. Krafcik (Chair) received an undergraduate degree in Russian language and literature at Indiana University (Bloomington) in 1971 and a doctorate in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Columbia University in 1979. She has given several presentations at professional conferences and published articles on topics in Russian, Slovak, and Carpatho-Rusyn folklore, and was the long-time editor of the Carpatho-Rusyn American Newsletter (published by the Carpatho-Rusyn Research Center, 1978-98), which helped educate Americans of Carpatho-Rusyn background about the history and culture of their forebears. She co-translated a renown study by Russian folklorist Petr Bogatyrev, which was titled in English Vampires in the Carpathians: Magical Arts, Rites, and Beliefs in Subcarpathian Rus’ (1998), as well as an analysis of the status of the Rusyn language in Anna Plishkova’s Language and National Identity: Rusyns South of the Carpathians (2009). Krafcik is associate professor of Russian at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.

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