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Curriculum Vitae

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Education and Employment

  • 2010 - present: Full Professor, Center for Language Studies (CLS), Radboud University Nijmegen and from 1 April 2016 also at Faculty of Social Sciences, Donders Center for Cognition
    PI Dutch Science Foundation (NWO) VICI Grant (2015-2020)
    PI at Center for Language Studies, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behavior and MPI for Psycholinguistics
    Director, Multimodal Language and Cognition Lab
    PI of VIDI grant supported by Dutch Science Foundation (2007-2012)
    PI of European Research Council Starting Grant (ERC) (2010-2015)
    Co-Host of Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (2010-2012)
    PI of Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (2012-2014)

      • 2007-2010: Associate Professor (UHD), Department of Linguistics, Center for Language Studies (CLS), Radboud University Nijmegen
        • 2000-2003: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
        • 1997-2000: Visiting Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
        • 1994: M.A. in Psychology (Developmental), The University of Chicago

        Other Academic Affiliations

        • Research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
        • Research Fellow Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Radboud University Nijmegen

        Academic Standing

        • Web of Science: Times cited: 1200+ h-index=18
        • Google Scholar: 2000+ h-index =19

        Grants & Awards

        • Dutch Science Foundation (NWO) VICI Grant (PI)
          Title: Giving cognition a hand: Linking spatial cognition to linguistic expression in native and late learners of sign language and bimodal bilinguals
          Time period: 2015-2020 (1,5 million €)
        • Dutch Science Foundation (NWO) Gravitation Grant (co-PI)
          Title: Language in Interaction
          Time period: 2013-2023 (27,6 million €)
          In collaboration with: All Principal Investigators of the Gravitation project, Scientifc Board Member
        • Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IEF (PI)
          Title: Demonstration Design
          Training fellow: Dr. Emanuela Campisi
          Time period: 2012-2014
        • Dutch Science Foundation (NWO) Internationalisering in Geesteswetenschapen: Internationalization in Humanities (co-PI) Grant for organizing international workshops
          Title: Socio-cognitive mechanisms of symbolic communication
          Time period: 2012-2014 (36,000 €)
          In collaboration with: Dr. Paul Vogt (Tilbug University)
        • Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IEF (co-host)
          Title: From action to communication: the role of intention and social cues in the perception of gestures as communicative acts
          Training fellow: Dr. Judith Holler (hosting in collaboration with prof. Hagoort)
          Time period: 2010-2013
        • European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant (PI)
          Title: Language in our hands: The role of modality in shaping development of spatial language in deaf and hearing children
          Time period: 2010-2015 (1,2 million €)
        • Dutch Science Foundation (NWO) VIDI Grant (PI)
          Title: Role of modality in shaping sign language structure
          Time period: 2007-2012 (600,000 €)
        • Dutch Science Foundation (NWO) ASPASIA award
          Time period: 2007-2012 (100,000 €)
        • Turkish Academy of Sciences, Young Scientist Award (TUBA-GEBIP)
          Time period: 2001-2004 (30,000 $)
        • US National Institutes of Health (NIH), Major Grant (co-PI)
          Title: The development of spontaneous gesture systems in deaf children (continuation)
          Time period: 2006-2011 (250,000 $)
          In collaboration with: Prof. Susan Goldin-Meadow
        • US National Institutes of Health (NIH), Major Grant (co-PI)
          Title: The development of spontaneous gesture systems in deaf children in four cultures
          Time period: 2000-2005 (250,000 $)
          In collaboration with: Prof. Susan Goldin-Meadow
        • US National Science Foundation (NSF). Major Grant (co-PI)
          Linguistics Program and Child Learning and Development Program
          Title: A crosslinguistic developmental study of spatial thinking and speaking: What do spontaneous gestures reveal?
          Time period: 2000-2003 (35,000 $)
          In collaboration with: Dr. Shanley Allen & dr. Sotaro Kita
        • Fellowship for the promotion of scientific cooperation
          Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands
          Time period: summer 2001
        • Visiting Fellowship
          Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands
          Time period: 1997-2000
        • Irving Harris Developmental Psychology Grant
          University of Chicago, United States of America
          Time period: 1996-1997
        • John Dewey Lectureship award
          University of Chicago, United States of America
          Time period: 1996

        Reviewing

        • International Journals: Autism Research ; Brain and Language ; Brain Research ; Cerebral Cortex ; Child Development ; Cognition ; Cognitive Linguistics ; Cross-Cultural Psychology ; Developmental Psychology ; Gesture ; International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders ; Journal of Applied Psycholinguistics ; Journal of Bilingualism and Cognition ; Journal of Child Language ; Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience ; Journal of Cognitive Science ; Journal of Experimental Psychology: General ; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning and Memory ; Journal of Language and Development ; Journal of Memory and Language ; Language ; Language and Cognitive Processes ; Linguistics ; Neuropsychologia ; Psychological Science, Human Brain Mapping, Neuroimage, Topics In Cognitive Science, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
        • Funding Agencies: National Science Foundation (NSF) (Perception, Action, Cognition programme and Linguistics), USA ; Endangered Languages Documentation Program, SOAS, UK ; ESRC, UK ; British Academy Small Grants;  NWO (Dutch Science Foundation) Mozaik and Rubicon programmes; VIDI ; European Research Council (ERC) ; Trust Foundation, UK
        • Conferences: Evolution of Language Conference ; Cognitive Science Society Conference ; International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS) Conference ; International Child Language Conference ; Boston University Language Development Conference; Experimental Pragmatics

        Academic and public Service

        • Jury Member Humanities PhD Selection Committee (NWO Geesteswetenschappen Promoties) (2015)
        • President International Society of Gesture Studies (ISGS) (2014- present)
        • Advisor for Dutch-Kentalis deaf education implementation in a preschool for the deaf in Istanbul (Turkiye Isitme Engelliler Vakfi, TIV) (2013-2016)
        • Scientific Board Chair for bimodal bilingual education implementation in a preschool for the deaf in Istanbul (CEV: Cocuk Egitim Dernegi)
        • Advisory Board Member: DCAL (Deafness, Cognition and Language) Center, University College London (2010-2015)
        • Coordinator of Sign and Gesture Topic Meetings, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior (2010-2013)
        • Jury member LOT Dissertation Prize
        • Scientific Board Member, NWO Gravitation Grant, Language in Interaction
        • Coordinator of Nijmegen Gesture Center (with dr. Judith Holler)
        • Editorial Board: Journal Gesture
        • Review Editorial Board: Frontiers in Language Sciences
        • Editorial Board: WIRES in Cognitive Science
        • Editorial Board: Language, Interaction, Acquisition (LIA)
        • Member of Advice Commission, NWO Dutch Science Foundation MOZAIK program
        • Invited member of Spatial Network of Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC), a National Science Foundation (USA) Science of Learning Center
        • Board Member: NSF funded Sign-Type Research project, University of Connecticut
        • General Secretary of International Society of Gesture Studies (2000-2007)

          Last checked 2016-04-26
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          Asli Ozyurek

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