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Patricia A. Burak

Patricia A. Burak

Assistant Professor of Russian Literature
Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

307 HB Crouse Hall


     LIT 226: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

     LIT 227: Pasternak and Solzhenitsyn


    Doctor of Arts,  Languages, Literatures, Linguistics, Syracuse University, 1996

    Master of Arts,  Russian Language and Literature, SUNY Albany, 1974

    Bachelor of Arts, Russian Language and Literature, SUNY College at Oswego, 1973


    • Director, Slutzker Center for International Services, 1989-present
    • Assistant Professor, part/time, 1986 – present
    • Instructor, part/time,  1984-1986
    • Faculty Adviser, International Living Learning Community 2006 -2008
    • Associate Director, Office of International Services,1986-1989
    • Assistant Director, Office of International Services, 1980-1986
    • Counselor, International Student Office, 1977-1980


    Crisis Management in a Cross Cultural Setting. Ed. Patricia A. Burak and William W. Hoffa.
    NAFSA: Association of International Educators: Washington, D.C. 2001

    Higher Education in Russia and the United States: A Terminological Dictionary and Reference
    Book . Co-authored with Yuri Sinyagin and Irena Ustinova. Global Affairs Institute, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, 1995

    Other Publications

    • “Ukrainian Graduate Fellowships Honor Long-Time Linguistics Professor,” Syracuse Magazine, Spring 2001
    • “The Time for International Education is Now,” The Syracuse Record, Syracuse University, 1994
    • “NIS Advisers Compare Notes, Define Needs,” NAFSA NEWSLETTER, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, 1994
    • “The Russians are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!”WERN: World Education News & Reviews, World Education Services, Summer 1992
    • “The USSR: An Educational Profile,” NAFSA NEWSLETTER, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, June/July, 1991


    •“The World is Flat … and So We Dance.” a paper and dance performance (Syzokryli UkrainianDance Ensemble of New York) at the 2007 International Symposium on the Arts, New York University. Sponsored by Common Ground, February 24, 2007
    • "An Inside View of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: A Conversation with Stephan Solzhenitsyn," moderator of an Open Forum Recognizing 2008 Syracuse University Honorary Degree Recipient
    featuring Stephan Solzhenitsyn, son and Edward Ericson, Professor Emeritus, Calvin College, at Syracuse University, May 2008
    • "Solzhenitsyn's Moral Concerns" discussant for a panel, and"The Public Contexts of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn" panelist at the 2007 Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum on "Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn as Writer, Myth-Maker, and Public Figure," University of Urbana-Illinois, July 14-16, 2007
    • NAFSA: Association of International Educators Region X Workshop: “Writing and Publishing in International Education,” November 1, 1998
    • Workshop Chair: “Advising and Teaching Students from Russia and Ukraine” three day USIA-grant funded national workshop hosted in Syracuse, New York - April 1995
    • “Literature and Writing: Exploding Silences in Notions of Transnational Citizenship,” panel presentation for the Ray Smith Symposium, “Insurgent Cross-Cultural Conversations in theExpressive Arts: Contesting Notions of Transnationalism and Citizenship,” Syracuse University, March 24, 2006
    • “Purification through Suffering: Dostoevsky’s Response to Evil” at the St. Thomas More Breakfast Series, Alibrandi Catholic Center, September 30, 2005
    • "Integration or Assimilation: Cultural, Linguistic and Ethnic Issues," at the Global Issues Forum II: International Migration and Integration, sponsored by the Academic Institute forEducators of Adults (AIEA) and the School of Education of Syracuse University, September 20,