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CV | Marieke Woensdregt



Find a summary of my academic CV below, and my full CV in pdf here.

  • In May 2019 I started my current position as postdoctoral researcher on Mark Dingemanse's NWO Vidi project titled 'Elementary particles of conversation'. For more info see Research

  • In April 2019 I defended my PhD thesis titled 'Co-evolution of language and mindreading: A computational exploration'. My PhD was supervised by Simon Kirby, Kenny Smith and Chris Cummins at the Centre for Language Evolution, University of Edinburgh. Find a pdf of my doctoral thesis [here].

  • In August 2014 I graduated cum laude from the MSc.Res. programme Brain & Cognitive Sciences (Cognitive Science track) at the University of Amsterdam. During my MSc I carried out the two research projects and wrote the literature thesis listed below:

    • Stats & Nets versus Rules & Symbols: Re-opening the Debate on Learning Mechanisms for Artificial Grammar Learning -- 1st year research project on learning 'algebraic rules' in neural networks, under supervision of Jelle Zuidema

    • Modelling the Role of Theory of Mind in Language Acquisition -- 2nd year research project on incorporating perspective-taking in models of word learning in Bayesian agents, under supervision of Simon Kirby and Kenny Smith

    • On the Role of Intentionality in Explaining the Information Sharing Gap Between Nonhuman and Human Great Apes -- 2nd year literature thesis under supervision of Bridget Waller

  • In August 2012 I simultaneously graduated from a BSc in Psychobiology and a BA in Dutch Language and Culture (Linguistics Track) at the University of Amsterdam. My dissertation projects for those two programmes (respectively) are listed below:

    • The relationship between phonology and morphosyntax in sentence processing: An ERP study into Dutch past tense allomorphs -- Research project for BSc in Psychobiology, supervised by Judith Rispens

    • On the Semantic Motivation and Disappearance of Embedded V2 in Dutch Dialects -- Research project for BA in Dutch Language and Culture, supervised by Hedde Zeijlstra.