Asli Ozyurek - Curriculum Vitae

Education and Employment

  • 2010-present: Professor, Department of Linguistics, Center for Language Studies (CLS), Radboud University Nijmegen
    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
  • 2003-2007: Post-doctoral Researcher, FC Donders Center for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • 2000-2003: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2000: Joint Ph.D. in Psychology (Developmental) and Linguistics, The University of Chicago (with Honors)
  • 1997-2000: Visiting Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
  • 1994: M.A. in Psychology (Developmental), The University of Chicago
  • 1991: B.A. in Psychology, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey (with Honors)

Other Academic Affiliations

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

Grants & Awards

  • Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IEF (PI)
    Demonstration Design
    Training fellow: Dr. Emanuela Campisi
    Time period: 2012-2014
  • NWO Internationalisering in Geestwetenschapen: Internationalization in Humanities (Co-PI with Dr. Paul Vogt, Tilbug University). Grant for organizing international workshops
    Socio-cognitive mechanisms of symbolic communication
    Time period: 2012-2014 (36,000 Euros)
  • Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IEF (Co-Host)
    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 colloboration with prof. Hagoort)
  • Time period: 2010-2013
  • European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant (PI)
    Language in our hand: The role of modality in shaping development of spatial language in deaf and hearing children
    Time period: 2010-2015 (1,2 million Euros)
  • VIDI Grant, Dutch Science Foundation (PI)
    Title: Role of modality in shaping sign language structure
    Time period: 2007-2012 (600,000 Euros)
  • Dutch Science Foundation ASPASIA award
    Time period: 2007-2012 (100,000 Euros)
  • 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
    Time period: 1996-1997
  • John Dewey Lectureship award, University of Chicago, 1996

Reviewing

  • International Journals: Autism Research ; Brain and Language ; Brain Research ; Cerebral Cortex ; Child Development ; Cognition ; Cognitive Linguistics ; Cross-Cultural Psychology ; Developmental Psychology ; Gesture ; Human Brain Mapping ; 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
  • 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; 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 Service

  • Coordinator of Nijmegen Gesture Center (with dr. Judith Holler)
  • Coordinator of Sign and Gesture Topic Meetings, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior Institute
  • Editorial Board: Journal Gesture
  • Review Editorial Board: Frontiers in Language Sciences
  • Advisory Board Member: DCAL (Deafness, Cognition and Language) Center, University College London
  • Member of Advise Commission, NWO Dutch Science Foundation MOZAIK programme
  • Board Member: NSF funded Sign-Type Research project, University of Connecticut
  • Invited member of Spatial Network of Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC), a National Science Foundation (USA) Science of Learning Center
  • 2000-2007: General Secretary of International Society of Gesture Studies

Academic Standing

  • Web of Science (February, 2013): Times cited: 712  h-index=14