We are pleased to announce that Omar Agha will be joining our department for the coming academic year. Omar is finishing up his dissertation in semantics at NYU with Lucas Champollion, having previously received a BA in linguistics and mathematics at the University of Chicago. He will teach courses in semantics/pragmatics and computational linguistics.
You can find more information about his research here.
Congratulations to Stefan Kaufmann, who has been named a faculty fellow at the UConn Humanities Institute (UCHI) for 2022-2023 to work on the project “What was, what will be, and what would have been”.
Our department is pleased to announce the incoming graduate class of 2022:
- Sharmin Ahmadi
- Thanos Illiadis
- Hanyu Liu
- Shangyan Pan
- Aarón Sánchez
- Yixuan Yan
Nick Huang (post-doc 2019-2021) will be starting a tenure-track assistant professor position at the National University of Singapore’s Department of English Language and Literature in August.
We are thrilled to announce that Vicki Carstens will join the faculty of the Department of Linguistics as Professor of Syntax in Fall 2020! She comes to us from Southern Illinois University where she is Professor & Chair of Linguistics.
Prof. Carstens is a renowned generative syntactician who has worked extensively on word order and agreement cross-linguistically. She is a skilled, experienced fieldworker and an expert on African languages with a focus on Bantu.
Check out her research here.
And find out more about her from her 2016 Featured Linguist profile on Linguist List.