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Edna Andrews, Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Humanities Distinguished Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies and Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature and Director of Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies and Director of the Program and Faculty Network Member of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science

Edna Andrews
Office Location:  321B Languages Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3142
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Teaching (Fall 2021):

  • Linguist 216fs.01, Neuroscience / human language Synopsis
    Languages 320, TuTh 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
  • Russian 506s.01, Semiotics and linguistics Synopsis
    Languages 320, TuTh 12:00 PM-01:15 PM
  • Russian 533.01, Culture and explosion Synopsis
    Languages 320, W 05:15 PM-07:45 PM
  • Ph.D. Indiana University at Bloomington 1984
  • PhD Honorary Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia 1991
  • MA Indiana University/Bloomington 1980
  • BS University of Alabama 1979


Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Andrews, E; Eierud, C; Banks, D; Harshbarger, T; Michael, A; Rammell, C. "Effects of Lifelong Musicianship on White Matter Integrity and Cognitive Brain Reserve.." Brain Sciences  vol. 11 no. 1 (January, 2021). [doi]  [abs]
  2. Andrews, E. "The importance of Lotmanian semiotics to sign theory and the cognitive neurosciences." Sign Systems Studies  vol. 43 no. 2-3 (January, 2015): 347-364. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Thompson, RJ; Walther, I; Tufts, C; Lee, KC; Paredes, L; Fellin, L; Andrews, E; Serra, M; Hill, JL; Tate, EB; Schlosberg, L. "Development and Assessment of the Effectiveness of an Undergraduate General Education Foreign Language Requirement." Foreign Language Annals  vol. 47 no. 4 (December, 2014): 653-668. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Andrews, E. Neuroscience and multilingualism. January, 2014. 1-254 pp.  [abs]
  5. Andrews, E; Frigau, L; Voyvodic-Casabo, C; Voyvodic, J; Wright, J. "Multilingualism and fMRI: Longitudinal Study of Second Language Acquisition.." Brain Sciences  vol. 3 no. 2 (May, 2013): 849-876. [doi]  [abs]

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