I am a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Computational Linguistics and a member of the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Evolving Language, which aims to improve our understanding of the past, present, and future of language.
I obtained a PhD in General Linguistics at the former Institute of Comparative Linguistics (now Department of Comparative Language Science) at the University of Zurich in 2017 and then spent four years as a postdoc at the Department of Speech, Hearing & Phonetic Science at University College London (UCL) and the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at the University of Cambridge.
Over the past years, the main aim of my work has been to enhance our knowledge of how we speak and listen in order to communicate. In this context, I am interested in the acoustic representations of speech and how humans produce, process, and perceive language. My current work within the NCCR concerns, for example, speaker-specific articulatory movements and how physiological and kinematic features such as the shape and the movements of the articulators contributed to the evolution of human language.