Mary C. (Polly) Gannon

Polly Gannon is past Director (19972003) of Petroteach and currently Cultural Exchange Coordinator. She is Visiting Professor at the Fyodorov Center for Translation Studies at St. Petersburg State University and Academic Director of Cultural Studies at the New York-St. Petersburg Institute for Cognitive and Cultural Studies.

Ph.D., Russian Literature and Slavic Linguistics Cornell University, May 1997

Dissertation Title:  The Threshold of Transfiguration and the Elusive Other in the Poetics of Boris Pasternak

M.A., Russian Literature, Cornell University, August 1990

Thesis Title:  Andrei Platonov: Exile in the Promised Land

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. The University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands 19801985

Certificate, Intensive Finnish Language and Culture. Helsinki University, Finland  19761977

B.A., Russian Literature. Vanderbilt University, 1976


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