Ioulia Kovelman

Associate Professor


Faculty of Arts

Research Themes:  Language, Sustainability and Transnationalism, The Communicating Mind and Body

Ioulia is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. As a developmental cognitive neuroscientist, she studies the effects of bilingualism on children's language, literacy, and brain development. Her work involves questions of bilingual and cross-linguistic effects in typical language development and in children with language-based learning impairments such as dyslexia. To study bilingualism, she uses a variety of experimental and neuroimaging approaches, especially those involving fNIRS neuroimaging. She welcomes cross-linguistic and cross-cultural collaborations and students interested in the Bilingual Brain. Ioulia's laboratory's website at the University of Michigan provides further insight into her work.


First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that UBC’s campuses are situated within the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh, and in the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation and their peoples.

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