Alexia Galati, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral researcher at Experimental Psychology Lab (EPL)
Alexia Galati is a postdoctoral researcher at the Experimental Psychology Lab at the University of Cyprus, where she studies cognition in communicative contexts. She is particularly interested in how flexibly people adapt the perspective from which they reason in contexts replete with social and environmental cues. Much of her work has focused on how people represent and update their conversational partners’ informational needs, and how they adapt their linguistic and non-linguistic behavior to coordinate with them. Her theoretical approach emphasizes the relation of language to its contexts of use, the bodies of interlocutors, and the space they occupy.
Alexia’s focus on situated cognition is grounded in her experimental training at Stanford University (B.A. Honors in Psychology), Stony Brook University (Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology), and her ethnomethodological training in semiotics, conversation analysis, and gesture microanalysis at the University of Chicago (M.A. in Social Sciences).
Her training and research have been supported by a number of awards, including a Fulbright/CASP scholarship and a forthcoming Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship from the European Commission.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
This project has received funding from the Government of the Republic of Cyprus through the Directorate General for the European Programmes, Coordination and Development.