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Ethan Kutlu

NSF Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Iowa

Research Themes: 

Evolving Language in an Information Economy, Language, Sustainability and Transnationalism, The Communicating Mind and Body

University of Iowa, Department of Linguistics and Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Ethan earned his master’s degree in Cognitive Science at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) and his Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Florida.

Ethan’s work is grounded in the perceptual and social experiences of multilinguals and intersects with their underlying neural and behavioral processes. The overarching themes of his research touch upon language development in multilingual communities and how the perception of multilinguals is impacted by attitudes, exposure to languages, and other socio-cognitive mechanisms. He uses a variety of psycholinguistic and electrophysiological tools to explore the crossroads of language, cognition, and the environment.

Some of Ethan’s work has been highlighted in the Vocal Fries Podcast, and in his own TEDxUF speech. Finally, Ethan serves in various organizations to promote inclusion and to increase the visibility of transgender scientists.

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