Previous Lab Members


Oksana Tkachman

Oksana Tkachman Email: Research Assistant. I became interested in sign language research while studying with Prof. Wendy Sandler. My MA thesis project focused on the noun/verb

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Assaf Israel

Assaf Israel During the time I had worked at the lab, my main interest has been the way manual gestures are constrained in the production

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Itamar Kastner

Itamar Kastner A graduate student at New York University and formerly a research assistant at the lab. My main interest was sign language phonology, namely

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Christina Healy

Christina Healy I am a doctoral candidate at Gallaudet University, and previously worked with the SLRL as a Fulbright scholar ( For that project we

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Sharon Ross

Sharon Ross Email: I completed my master’s degree in linguistics at The Ohio State University, where my studies focused on first language acquisition in

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Dalit Avnon

Email: I started working as a video editor in the Sign Language Lab in 2014. I am deaf. I am a graduate of Gallaudet

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Federica Cavicchio

Email:  After completing my Ph.D from the Universita’ degli studi di Trento (Italy) in Cognitive Neuroscience, with a thesis on computational aspects of emotion and

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Muneera Abu Roken

Email: I have been studying different languages all my life, but I only discovered my interest in linguistics after taking a seminar course in Pidgins

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Calle Börstell

Calle Börstell During my time as a research assistant in 2012, I worked mainly on annotating and analyzing ABSL data for various projects. Some of

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Noa Marom

Email: I joined the Sign Language Lab as a research assistant in January 2014. In the previous year, as part of my MA studies at

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