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NY–St.Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Culture and Cognition

The 12th Annual NY–St.Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Culture and Cognition (58-60 Galernaya Street).

The NY–St.Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (NYI) was founded by professors Anna Maslennikova (St.Petersburg State University) and John Bailyn (Stony Brook University) in 2003, and is a joint project between Stony Brook and St.Petersburg State Universities to further the study of interdisciplinary education in the transnational classroom. For the past 12 years, NYI’s primary goal has been to bring together world-famous scholars in under-represented fields of inquiry to facilitate high-level academic discussions in the most modern interdisciplinary fields such as Critical Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Cognitive Studies and others.

NYI has acquired an international acclaim as the leading summer Institute of its kind in Europe and beyond. More than 1100 students have participated from throughout the Russian Federation (with over 50 Russian cities represented among by NYI students) as well as from the following 40 countries: Algeria, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, The Netherlands, Palestine, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, and USA.

The NYI program is unique in its focus on issues that do not easily fall within traditional discipline boundaries and as such are not always represented in the academic programs of many universities. The informal western atmosphere promotes discussion and analysis of interdisciplinary themes and research in such fields as critical cultural studies, media/film studies, psychology, cognitive science, philosophy and others.

In 2014, NYI has again attracted a stellar group of faculty, representing leading American and European Universities: The CUNY Graduate Center, Ithaca College, MIT, Moscow State University, The Institute Jean-Narod (Paris), Pomona College, SUNY (Old Westbury, Oswego, Morrisville, Stony Brook, Brockport), The University of Connecticut, The University of Edinburgh, The University of Texas and others.

During the program not only do students participate in NYI seminars, but they also have the opportunity to attend the NYI Film Series, attend General Lectures and participate in NYI’s Mini-conferences, where they can present their own work.