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lera boroditsky

jordan hall, bldg 420, stanford, ca 94305-2130
email: lera at stanford dot edu, fax: 650.725.5699, admin assistant: 650.724.8630

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academic positions

2013-0000 Associate Professor, Cognitive Science, UCSD
2004-2013 Assistant Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
2003-2004 Class of 1942 Career Development Professor at MIT
2001-2004 Assistant Professor in the Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences at MIT

education

PhD - 2001 in Cognitive Psychology from Stanford University
BA - 1996 with Honors in Cognitive Science from Northwestern University

awards

2013 - 2011 APA Distinguished Scientist Lecturer
2012 - 2011 Finalist for NIH Director's Pioneer Award
2011 - 2011 Utne Visionary: Selected as one of 25 People Changing the World by Utne Reader
2011 - 2014 NSF award
2010 - 2016 McDonnell Scholar award
2003 - 2009 NSF CAREER award
2003 - 2003 Class of 1942 Career Development Professorship for innovative and imaginitive teaching (3 years)
2002 - 2007 Searle Scholars award
2002 - 2003 Surdna Foundation Research Award
2001 - 2001 Outstanding Service Award, Stanford Psychology
1999 - 1999 Marr Prize awarded by the Cognitive Science Society
1997 - 1997 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
1995 - 1995 Benton J. Underwood Research Fellowship - Northwestern University

selected plenary & keynote addresses

2013 - City Arts & Lectures, Sponsored by the California Academy of Sciences, Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
2013 - APA Distinguished Scientist Lecture, WPA
2013 - Plenary for the American Association for Applied Linguistics
2012 - Rome Festival of Science, Rome, Italy
2012 - Plenary for CATESOL: California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
2011 - Commonwealth Club of California
2011 - Keynote event: Dreaming in Different Tongues, UC Berkeley
-------with Maxine Hong Kingston, John Cho, Lily Wong Fillmore, Geoff Nunberg
2011 - Keynote for Association for Computational Linguistics, Portland, OR
2011 - Skoll World Forum, Saïd Business School, Oxford University
2011 - Keynote at Behavioral Science Conference at Yale School of Management, Yale
2011 - Keynote at California Cognitive Science Conference, UC Berkeley
2010 - Long Now Foundation Public Lecture, San Francisco
2010 - University-wide lecture: Emerging Minds: Seeking Meaning in a Physical World, Bucknell
2010 - Keynote at Conceptual Structure Discourse, and Language Conference (CSDL), UCSD
2010 - Keynote Stanford Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference
2009 - Keynote at Future of Cognitive Science Conference, NSF, UC Merced
2008 - Plenary at Biannual Russian Conference on Cognitive Science, Moscow, Russia
-------other plenary speakers: Michael Tomasello, Anne Triesman, Gerald Edelman, Daniel Kahneman
2008 - Keynote at Conference on Language, Communication and Cognition, Brighton, UK
-------other keynote speakers: Herbert H. Clark, Michael Tomasello, George Lakoff