Anna Maslennikova

is a Professor of Instruction in Russian at the University of Rochester and a full professor in the Department of English Philology at Saint Petersburg University, Russia, as well as co-director of the New York Summer Institute of Cognitive and Cultural Studies. She is the author of The Linguistic Interpretation of Implied Meanings (Saint Petersburg UP, 1999) and numerous articles in Linguistics and American Studies. She holds a PhD in Literature from St. Petersburg State University.