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January 2020: I started leading a graduate writing workshop for PhD students in Psychology at UT-Austin.

December 2019: I published a peer commentary on Hoerl & McCormack’s fantastic paper “Thinking in and about time: A two-systems perspective on temporal cognition,” in Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

I gave a talk and participated in an interdisciplinary workshop on ‘The Origins of Temporal Concepts‘ at Queens University in Belfast.

November 2019: I gave a talk at the UT STEM Center, on the development of temporal language and concepts.

July 2019: I gave a talk in the Glushko Symposium and presented a poster on causal reasoning about the past and future at CogSci in Montreal.

I spoke about counterfactual reasoning and children’s conceptions of the past and future at the Society for Philosophy and Psychology annual meeting in La Jolla, CA.

April 2019: I was a recipient of the Cognitive Science Society’s Glushko Dissertation Prize. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 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 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.

I participated in a McDonnell Foundation workshop on “The Ontogenetic Origins of Combinatorial Thought” at UCSD.

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

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

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