School of Communication

Bilingualism and Psycholinguistics Research Laboratory

People

Principal Investigator

viorica Professor Viorica Marian, Ph.D.
Ralph and Jean Sundin Endowed Chair in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Email: v-marian@northwestern.edu
Room: Frances Searle 3-363
Phone: 847-491-2420
Twitter: @VioricaMarian1
Website: www.vioricamarian.com
Research interests: bilingualism and multilingualism, language and cognition, language processing, language and memory, language learning, audio-visual integration in bilinguals and monolinguals, bilingual assessment, neurolinguistics of bilingualism, computational modeling of bilingual language processing, and eye-tracking
Sample publications:

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Academic Family Tree
NWU SOC video profile for Professor Marian
The Native Influence (Profile)

Research Assistant Professor

Ashley Chung-Fat-Yim, Ph.D.
Email: ashley.chungfatyim@northwestern.edu
Room: Frances Searle 3-365
Phone: 847-491-2421
Research interests: bilingualism and multilingualism, language and cognition, event-related potentials, second language processing and narrative transportation
Sample publications:

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Sirada Sirada Rochanavibhata, Ph.D.
Email: siradarochanavibhata2020@u.northwestern.edu
Room: Frances Searle 3-371B
Phone: 847-467-2709
Research interests: bilingual language development, language learning (L1/L2 & multilingualism), environmental influences on language acquisition, language-mixing/code-switching, bilingualism and ageing, and bilingualism and memory.
Sample publications:

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]

Aya Williams Aya Williams, Ph.D.
Email: aya.williams@northwestern.edu
Room: Frances Searle 3-367
Phone: 847-491-2459
Research interests: bilingual code-switching, emotion, immigrant family
Sample publications:

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]

Clinician Scientist

Renée Reilly, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Email: reillyslp@yahoo.com
Room: Frances Searle 3-367
Phone: 773-909-4962
Research interests: bilingualism, language and cognition, language acquisition, word learning, developmental language disorder, evidence-based practice in clinical speech-language pathology, literacy.
Sample publications:

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]

Ph.D. Candidate

Matias Fernandez-Duque
Email: matiasfduque2024@u.northwestern.edu
Room: Frances Searle 3-367
Phone: 847-467-2709
Expected Graduation: December 2024
Research interests: bilingualism, memory, creativity, effect of language on higher-order cognition
Sample publications:

  • Chung-Fat-Yim, A., Fernandez-Duque, M., & Marian, V. (2024). Multilingualism, creativity, and problem-solving. In E. Babatsouli (Ed.), Multilingual acquisition and learning: Towards an ecosystemic view to diversity. John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]

Ph.D. Students

Yung-Chieh (Jessica) Chuang
Email:
jessicachuang2028@u.northwestern.edu
Room: Frances Searle 3-367
Phone: 847-467-2709
Research interests: bilingualism, language processing, language and working memory, code-switching, neurolinguistics in bilingualism.
Sample Publications:

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]

Malak Elmessiry
Email:
malakelmessiry2028@u.northwestern.edu
Room: Frances Searle 3-367
Phone: 847-467-2709
Research interests: bilingualism and multilingualism, language and cognition, foreign language effect, memory, and misinformation.
Conference Presentations:

  • Elmessiry, M., Pilai, R. M., Brown-Schmidt, S., & Fazio, L. K. (2022, April). Examining the effect of question phrasing on memory for fact checks. Poster presented at the 94th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL
  • Elmessiry, M., Pilai, R. M., Brown-Schmidt, S., & Fazio, L. K. (2023, February). Examining the effect of question phrasing on belief revision. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Atlanta, GA Psychological Association, Chicago, IL

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]

Research Assistants

Aalya Al-Beeshi
Email: aalya.albeeshi@northwestern.edu
Room: Frances Searle 3-367
Phone: 847-467-2709
Research interests: language and cognition, language processing, bilingualism, neurolinguistics, memory, language learning.
Recent presentations:

  • Al-Beeshi, A., et al. (2023, November). Digital App to Screen and Treat Language Disorders in Saudi Arabia. Talk presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Boston, MA.
  • Al-Beeshi, A., et al. (2022, October). Faseeh Initiative. Talk presented at the 3rd conference of the Saudi Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]

SuhuaiChen Suhuai Chen
Email: SuhuaiChen2024@u.northwestern.edu
Room: Frances Searle 3-367
Phone: 847-467-2709
Research interests: bilingualism, second language acquisition, language co-activation, semantics, computational linguistics
Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Maya Page Maya Page
Email: mayapage2026@u.northwestern.edu
Room: Frances Searle 3-367
Phone: 847-467-2709
Research interests: bilingualism, early childhood language development, atypical language development and language disorders, psycholinguistics
Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Hui Feng Hui Feng
Email: huifeng2025@u.northwestern.edu
Room: Frances Searle 3-367
Phone: 847-467-2709
Research interests: bilingualism, language processing, code-switching, psycholinguistic, eye-tracking, language acquisition
Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Jessica Chen
Email: jessica.chen@northwestern.edu
Room: Frances Searle 3-367
Phone: 847-467-2709
Research interests: bilingual language development, ESL education, bilingualism
Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Kelly Suh Kelly Suh
Email: kellysuh8@gmail.com
Room: Frances Searle 3-367
Phone: 847-467-2709
Research interests: language and cognition, memory, decision-making, bilingualism and multilingualism, perception
Curriculum Vitae [pdf]

Research Affiliates

Sayuri Hayakawa, Ph.D.
Email: sayuri.hayakawa@northwestern.edu
Room: Frances Searle 3-367
Phone: 847-467-2709
Research interests: bilingualism, emotion and mental imagery; foreign language processing and decision making
Sample publications:

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]

Anthony Shook Anthony Shook, Ph.D.
Email: a-shook@northwestern.edu
Room: Frances Searle 3-367
Phone: 847-467-2709
Research interests: language processing in bilinguals, computational models of language, and bimodal bilingualism
Sample publications:

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]

Jen Krizman Jen Krizman, Ph.D.
Email: j-krizman@northwestern.edu
Room: Frances Searle 3-367
Phone: 847-491-2459
Research interests: auditory processing in bilinguals, and neural correlates of bilingualism
Sample publications:

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]

 

Alumni

Margarita Kaushanskaya, Ph.D.
currently Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
kaushanskaya@wisc.edu

Henrike Blumenfeld, Ph.D.
currently Associate Professor, San Diego State University
hblumenf@sdsu.edu

Scott Schroeder, Ph.D.
currently Associate Professor, Hofstra University
Scott.R.Schroeder@hofstra.edu

Max Freeman, Ph.D., CCC-CF
currently Assistant Professor, St. John’s University
freeman@u.northwestern.edu

Peiyao Chen, Ph.D.
currently Assistant Professor, College of Wooster

Sayuri Hayakawa, Ph.D.
currently Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University
sayuri.hayakawa@okstate.edu

Susan C. Bobb, Ph.D.
currently Professor, Gordon College
scb207@gmail.com

James Bartolotti, Ph.D.
currently Senior Scientist, University of Kansas Medical Center
jamesbartolotti@gmail.com

Tuan Q. Lam, Ph.D.
currently Visiting Assistant Professor, Loyola University New Orleans
tuanq.lam@gmail.com

Anthony Shook, Ph.D.
currently Lead Data Scientist and Algorithm Engineer, Rise Science
anthony.shook@gmail.com

Sarah Chabal, Ph.D.
currently Research Psychologist, Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory
sarahchabal@gmail.com

Siqi (Sherry) Ning, Ph.D.
currently working at the Epoch Media Group
siqining2022@u.northwestern.edu

Yasmeen Faroqi Shah, Ph.D.
currently Associate Professor, University of Maryland
yshah@hesp.umd.edu

Li Sheng, Ph.D.
currently Associate Professor, University of Texas-Austin
lil-sh@northwestern.edu

Elena Dukhovny, Ph.D.
currently Associate Professor, California State University
elena.dukhovny@csueastbay.edu

Sunhee Ko, Ph.D.
currently Assistant Professor, Kongju National University
shko@kongju.ac.kr

Caitlin Fausey, Ph.D.
currently Associate Professor, University of Oregon
cfausey@indiana.edu

Caroline Larson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP/L
currently Assistant Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia
calarson033@gmail.com

Jay Mittal
currently Resident in General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic

Bennett Magliato
currently Corps Member at Teach For America
ben@magliato.com

Alison Moy
currently M.D. student, University of Texas-Houston

Rachel Tepe
currently Dental Resident, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Justin White
currently Masters Student in Speech-Language Pathology, University of Iowa

David Chi
currently Dentistry Student, University of Washington

Aimee van den Berg
currently B.A. Student, Northwestern University
avandenberg@imsa.edu

Ashley Leung
currently Ph.D. Student, University of Chicago
ashleyleung@uchicago.edu

Laura Montenegro
currently M.S. Student, Northwestern University
lauramontenegro2020@u.northwestern.edu

Grace Pickens
currently Fulbright Scholar, US Fulbright Commission (Santa Fe, Argentina)
pickensgrace@gmail.com

Neli Vorobyov
currently a student at Binghamton University
nvoroby1@binghamton.edu

Yue Pan
currently a PhD student at Cornell University
yuepan2023@u.northwestern.edu

Ryan Wagner
currently working at Duolingo
ryanwagner2021@u.northwestern.edu

Lesley Meza
currently a Masters student in Speech-Language Pathology at Maquette University

Claire Simcox
currently Speech-Language Pathologist at Renewal Rehab
clairesimcox2021@u.northwestern.edu

Kaniya Hester
currently a management consultant at EY-Parthenon, Boston
kaniyahester2023@u.northwestern.edu

Julia Borland
currently a management consultant at EY-Parthenon, Boston
juliaborland2022@u.northwestern.edu

 

 

Collaborators

Sayuri Hayakawa, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

Henrike Blumenfeld, Ph.D., San Diego State University

Susan C. Bobb, Ph.D., Gordon College

Kailyn Bradley, Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Karen Emmorey, Ph.D., San Diego State University

Marcel Giezen, Ph.D., San Diego State University

Arturo Hernandez, Ph.D., University of Houston

Noriko Hoshino, Ph.D., Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Japan

Margarita Kaushanskaya, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sunhee Ko, Ph.D., Kongju National University

Nina Kraus, Ph.D., Northwestern University

Tuan Q. Lam, Ph.D., Loyola University New Orleans

K.K. Luke, Ph.D., Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Karla McGregor, Ph.D., The University of Iowa

Li Sheng, Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Scott Schroeder, Ph.D., Hofstra University

Michael Spivey, Ph.D., University of California, Merced