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Michael Biggins: Education & Background

Slavic, Baltic and East European studies librarian

Education & Professional Activities

Education

  • PhD, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Kansas, 1985
  • MA, Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Kansas, 1978
  • MS, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign, 1988

Professional memberships

  • Society for Slovene Studies (President, 2017-2020)
  • Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies
  • American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages

Awards and appointments

  • Honorary Consul of the Republic of Slovenia for Washington State
  • Affiliate Professor, UW Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • Janko Lavrin Award for Contributions to Slovene Literature in the World (2015)
  • UW Distinguished Staff Award (2005)

Languages spoken

  • Russian, Slovenian, German (near-native)
  • French, Norwegian, Czech, Polish, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian (functional fluency)
  • Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Lithuanian (reading proficiency)

Outside of the Library

Slavic, Baltic and East European studies librarian

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Michael Biggins
Contact:
132 Suzzallo Library

Voice: 206.543.5588