The department is delighted to welcome two postdocs this summer: Dr. Vahideh Rasekhi, the first recipient of the Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Postdoctoral Fellowship in Iranian Linguistics, and Dr. Matt Faytak, a phonetician working under new chair Pat Keating’s supervision. Vahideh comes to us from Stonybrook University, with a dissertation on “Ellipsis and Information Structure: Evidence from Persian”. This year, in addition to her research on Persian syntax and participation in Jesse Harris’s lab, she will be teaching undergraduate syntax in Winter and introductory linguistics in Spring. Matt comes to us from UC Berkeley, with a dissertation on “Articulatory uniformity through articulatory reuse: insights from an ultrasound study of Sūzhōu Chinese”. This year, in addition to his research on speech articulation using an ultrasound system he is setting up in the Phonetics Lab, he will be teaching undergraduate phonetics in Fall and Winter. Both postdoctoral positions are for two years.
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