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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Karen Marie Majewski  

Pen Name: Karen Majewski, Karen M. Majewski

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1955 in Chicago, Illinois

-- Karen Marie Majewski on WorldCat --

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Illinois Connection

She was born in Chicago, Illinois in the heavily-Polish ''Back of the Yards'' neighborhood. She spent most of her childhood in the nearby suburb of Oak Lawn and graduated from Southern Illinois University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Majewski is a scholar, researcher and community activist. She was the associate professor of Polish and East Central European studies, from 1994-2003 at St. Mary's College in Orchard Lake, Michigain. She has been the curator of the Polish book collection for the Orchard Lake Schools since 1998. She is a member of the Dekaban Foundation board of directors.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Traitors and true Poles :
ISBN: 0821414690. OCLC Number: 613383757

Ohio University Press,. .

"This is the first extended look at Polish-language fiction written by turn-of-the-century immigrants, a forgotten body of American ethnic literature. Addressing a blind spot in our understanding of immigrant and ethnic identity and culture, Traitors and True Poles challenges perceptions of a silent and passive Polish immigration by giving back its literary voice."--Jacket.