Hi there! I am a psycholinguist, currently a Ramón y Cajal Senior Research Fellow (tenure-track) at Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona. Before that, I was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at UiT-The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme (2017-2019).
I received my PhD with highest honors from Universitat de Barcelona in 2015 on an FPI grant from the Spanish ministry of science and innovation. After finishing my PhD, I taught linguistics at the Cyprus University of Technology (Department of Rehabilitation Sciences) and held a postdoctoral research & teaching position at the University of Cyprus (Department of English Studies), partly funded by the A. G. Leventis Foundation (2016-2017).
My main research specialty is language variation and development in monolingual and bilingual/bidialectal populations. I am especially interested in non-standard, minority languages. Since 2009, I am a founding member of the Cyprus Acquisition Team. In 2020, I joined the research group ROLLING.
In 2018-2020, I was selected to participate in Aurora Outstanding, a research initiative that aims to recruit and bring together the most promising young researchers in every discipline at UiT.
Since 2009, I am also a member of the Biolinguistics Team, initially in the task team, and then as an Associate Editor for Psycholinguistics from 2019 onwards. This is a Gold Open Access journal that is not protected by a paywall for authors/readers. My pro bono work in Biolinguistics enables me to make an active contribution towards free research and equal access to scientific knowledge in academia.
Please check my CV for more information about my research interests.