Joanna Lustanski holds a PhD in Polish Linguistics from the University of Warsaw where she taught historical grammar to students of the Polish Language and Literature Program. From 2005 to 2009, she taught linguistics and Polish courses at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. She got back to academia in 2017 and currently teaches beginner’s and intermediate Polish at McMaster University. She is president of the Canadian Polish Research Institute – an organization that collects archives of the Polish ethnic group in Canada and conducts research on the group and publishes findings. She is the author of Język polonijny w Kanadzie and co-editor of An ordinary Move. Memoirs of Polish immigrants to Canada 1988-2012. Her research interests include language attitude and language awareness, ethnic and language identity, sociolinguistics, foreign-language and heritage-language acquisition.