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Olga Lyanda-Geller

Purdue University

Olga Lyanda-Geller is an assistant professor of Russian, Jewish Studies and comparative literature at Purdue University. She holds graduate degrees in philosophy and philology (Ph.D., Purdue; Candidate of Science, Russia; DEA, Sorbonne, France.)

Lyanda-Geller’s research is interdisciplinary. Her principal interest is the nature of language, which she has been exploring from both linguistic and philosophical points of view, investigating concepts ranging from the ‘lekton’ in the Stoic doctrine, to ‘inner form’ and symbol in the German tradition (Humboldt, Herder, Hegel) and the Russian thought (Losev, Shpet, Bulgakov.) Her work focuses on various aspects of the category of meaning, different ways of expression of sense by linguistic means, and forming new concepts in language. Her current projects include research in the area of cross-disciplinary language and engineering education, classical and modern Russian and comparative literature, Jewish studies and philosophy of music.