Asifa Majid#


Asifa Majid
Membership Number:3517
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:LINGUISTIC STUDIES
Elected:2013
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Homepage(s):http://www.mpi.nl/people/majid-asifa





Present and Previous Positions

  • 2018 - present Professor of Language, Communication and Cultural Cognition, Department of Psychology, University of York
  • 2012 - 2018 Professor of Language, Communication and Cultural Cognition, Center for Language Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • 2012 - present Affiliated Principal Investigator, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
  • 2010 - present Affiliated Principal Investigator, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
  • 2011 - 2012 Senior Investigator, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
  • 2004 - 2010 Scientific Staff member, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
  • 2001 - 2003 Marie Curie post-doctoral fellow, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
  • 2000 - 2001 University lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Glasgow

Fields of Scholarship
  • Semantics
  • Categorization
  • Cross-cultural comparison
  • Cross-linguistic comparison
  • Lexical typology
  • Conceptual development
  • Language and thought

Honours and Awards
  • 2012 - 2017 NWO Vici (1.5 million euros)[This award is the Netherlands equivalent to the ERC. From the NWO website: “Vici is targeted at outstanding senior researchers who have successfully demonstrated the ability to develop their own innovative lines of research, and to act as coaches for young researchers.”]
  • 2012 Research Fellow at Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS), Uppsala, Sweden
  • 2012 Invited research Fellow at The Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZIF) of Bielefeld University in Germany [declined]

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