Joanna Kepka is an expert cultural and political geography, particularly regarding geopolitics and cross-border cooperation in Eastern Europe and the European Union. Her research interests focus on the dynamics of political organization of space and their implications on ethnic and national identities.
A Poland native, Kepka has worked for a political party in Paris, the Polish Embassy in Washington, D.C., and a law firm in Minneapolis. At UNLV, she teaches several honors courses on topics including global issues, the Western experience, cinematic representations of European socio-political conflicts, and culture and politics in Latin America.
Kepka has been recognized with many teaching accolades, including the UNLV Outstanding Teaching by Part-time Faculty Award and the UNLV Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award.
- B.A., Political Science and International Relations, Macalester College
- M.A., Political Geography, University of Oregon
- Ph.D., Political Geography, University of Oregon