April 2019: I was a 2019 recipient of the Cognitive Science Society’s Glushko Dissertation Prize and will take part in the Glushko Symposium at the CogSci conference in Montreal in July. A 5000-word precis of my thesis is available here.

March 2019: I became a faculty Course Developer with UT-Austin’s Experiential Learning Initiative.

May 2018: Our paper on the gradual development of the mental timeline was published in Developmental Science.

September 1, 2018: Austin Thought Lab opened its doors in the Children’s Research Center at UT-Austin!

July 25-28, 2018: I presented a poster on children’s acquisition of number words at the Cognitive Science Society conference in Madison, WI.

May 31-June 2, 2018: I gave a talk on children’s preferences for illustrations of events at the Jean Piaget Society annual meeting in Amsterdam.

May 3-4, 2018: I gave a talk on the development of the mental timeline at the interdisciplinary conference on “Time and the Observer” at UCSD.

November 2017: I’m happy to announce that I’ll be joining the Department of Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin as an assistant professor in Fall 2018!

October 12-14, 2017: I presented a poster on children’s understanding of time and causality at the Cognitive Development Society meeting in Portland, OR.

September 11, 2017: I gave a talk on the development of time concepts in the Department of Psychiatry at the UCSD School of Medicine.

August 29-31, 2017: I attended the NSF-funded workshop on “How the Brain Got Language” at UCSD.

July 26-29, 2017: I gave two talks about time and space at the 39th annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society, in London. One of them was in a symposium I organized, on “Time in the Mind of a Child.”

June 29-July 1, 2017: I spoke about kids’ sensitivity to the spatial layout of images representing events at the Society for Philosophy and Psychology annual meeting, at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

June 12-13, 2017: I participated in a McDonnell Foundation workshop on “The Ontogenetic Origins of Combinatorial Thought” at UCSD.

May 16, 2017: I defended my dissertation, “Constructing the concept of time: Roles of perception, language, and culture,” at the Department of Psychology at UCSD.

April 6-9, 2017: I gave a talk on how kids learn number words, at the Society for Research in Child Development meeting, in Austin.

February 15, 2017: I gave a talk about the development of time concepts at the Psychology Department at the University of Texas at Austin.

January 2017: Our paper on how kids learn deictic time words like “tomorrow” and “yesterday” came out in Cognitive Psychology!

November 9, 2016I gave a talk about children’s acquisition of time words in Stanford University’s Developmental Brownbag series.