SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Irina Barclay
Dr. Irina Barclay, Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund Recipient: Spring 2022
Project: “History of a Russian Woman”
College of Arts and Sciences Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) grant funding supported Dr. Barclay’s travel to Uzbekistan. While attending a training school for teachers in Tashkent, Barclay spoke about teaching of the Russian language and literature at Appalachian State. She also presented a paper on hair symbolism in Anna Akhmatova's early poetry in Nukus, Karakalpakstan, spoke to students and colleagues at Karakalpak State University and worked on her research project, titled "Women of the Pre-Peter-the-Great Era." Barclay's presentation on teaching of the Russian language at App State was recorded by local media news in Nukus on May 26, 2022.
About the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers courses that enhance students’ understanding of other cultures and languages as well as their own, making them prepared for lifelong learning in a multicultural world. Learn more at https://dllc.appstate.edu.
About the SAFE Fund
Initially endowed by Hughlene and Bill Frank, the College of Arts and Sciences Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund provides resources that can be used to support undergraduate, graduate and faculty experiences. The SAFE Fund provides funding for college priorities and opportunities that arise throughout the year. These unrestricted funds support student and faculty travel, publication support for faculty and student research opportunities. Learn more at: https://cas.appstate.edu/students/student-and-faculty-excellence-safe-fund.