The Institute Faculty are selected based on their experience with graduate education and their extensive research background related to translanguaging, language assessment, and language processing
Dr. Eva Guttierez is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the University of Essex in the UK. She is interested in how atypical language development, due to early onset deafness, impacts language and reading skills, at both the behavioural and neuropsychological levels.
Dr. Eva Guttierez
Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
Dr. Ingela Holmström is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Sign Language and Bilingualism at Stockholm University in Sweden. Her research interests lie in communication and interaction between deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing people in different contexts, where they make use of different linguistic resources.
Dr. Ingela Holmström
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)
Dr. Iris-Corinna Schwarz is a Docent in Linguistics at Stockholm University. She is interested in how infants develop language in interaction with their environment and how this process manifests in the brain. She studies infant-directed speech of parents, parent-infant interaction and the neural basis of speech perception and turn-taking in adults and infants.
Dr. Iris-Corinna Schwarz
Docent in Linguistics
Dr. Krister Schönström is a Docent (Associate Professor/Reader) in Linguistics at Stockholm University. His recent research has focused on multimodal multilingual approaches to translanguaging and the acquisition of reading and writing skills in deaf children who use Swedish Sign Language.
Dr. Krister Schönström
Docent (Associate Professor/Reader)
Dr. Lee Branum-Martin is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Georgia State University where he runs the Lab for Measurement Issues in Language and Literacy. His areas of research interest are the empirical testing of theory, using multilevel models to disentangle social and contextual effects, and the relationship between language and literacy across modalities.
Dr. Lee Branum-Martin
Associate Professor of Psychology
Dr. Naomi Caselli is an Assistant Professor at Boston University where she directs the LexLab. She studies the effects of limited language exposure on cognition in d/Deaf children. Her recent work explores the lasting effects of early language experience on the perception of sign language, and investigating the relationship between language deprivation and the ASL lexicon.
Dr. Naomi Caselli
Dr. Robin Thompson is a Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Birmingham in the UK where she directs the Multimodal Multilingual Language Processing Lab. She is interested in the underlying nature of human language (both signed and spoken) and, in particular, how language is related to other aspects of cognition.
Dr. Robin Thompson
Associate Professor of Psychology
Prof. Mairead MacSweeney is Director of the UCL Deafness Cognition and Language Research Center at University College London in the UK. Her research examines the impact of altered sensory and language experience on cognition, language and the brain. She does this by working with people born profoundly deaf and those who use a signed language. Her research has focused on sign language, speechreading, and reading of written English.
Prof. Mairead MacSweeney
Director of the UCL Deafness Cognition and Language Research Center
Prof. Rosalind Herman is Professor of Child Language and Deafness at City, University of London in the UK. Her research interests focus on language development in British Sign Language (BSL) and communication and reading in deaf people. Ros has worked actively to highlight the lack of assessment materials for Deaf children who are BSL users and led the development of two major language assessments in BSL (the BSL Receptive Skills Test and the BSL Production Test).
Prof. Rosalind Herman
Professor of Child Language and Deafness
Prof. Johanna Mesch is Professor and Scientific Head of the Sign Language Section in the Department of Linguistics at Stockholm University. Her areas of expertise are in tactile sign language communication, the development of online sign language corpora and cognitive-functional linguistic approaches to the study of multimodal sign language corpora.
Prof. Johanna Mesch
Professor and Scientific Head of the Sign Language Section
Prof. Karen Emmorey is a Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. She directs the Laboratory for Language and Cognitive Neuroscience at San Diego State University. Her research focuses on what sign languages can reveal about the nature of human language, cognition, and the brain. She studies the processes involved in how deaf people produce and comprehend sign language and how these processes are represented in the brain. She also investigates how experience with a signed language impacts nonlinguistic visual-spatial cognition, such as face processing, memory, and mental imagery.
Prof. Karen Emmorey
Professor of Speech, Language , and Hearing Sciences