LeSavoy2013Linkages Board member, Dr. Barbara LeSavoy, has been awarded a faculty post to the 2014 summer session of the SUNY Stony Brook/ St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (NYI).The St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (NYI) is an advanced study program organized every July in St. Petersburg, Russia at St. Petersburg State University.  This year’s institute will be held July 14-August 1, 2014.

Participants take seminars with international scholars in a range of fields, especially those that do not fall neatly into traditional discipline areas. 2014 will be the 12th year of NYI.  Since 2003, over 1000 participants from 35 countries and 47 Russian Federation cities have received certificates for completing the NYI Summer Seminar Program.

Barbara LeSavoy, PhD, is the director of Women and Gender Studies at the College at Brockport. The award will support her travel and living expenses in St. Petersburg. She will join other distinguished faculty teaching at the institute during the three-week seminar program. NYI is a program of St. Petersburg State University, organized in cooperation with the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Further information about the institute can be found at:


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