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open positions

We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive lab culture, and welcome scientists of all genders, races, sexual orientations, and backgrounds. We especially encourage applications from individuals from groups that are typically underrepresented in academia and STEM fields. Our lab is a very supportive place, and we recruit new lab members with the goal of maintaining a nurturing and productive environment.

We are not actively recruiting a postdoc, but are always open to collaborations with interested researchers. If interested, please email Leyla ( to find out more.

Graduate students

Prospective PhD students check out the application mentoring program led by our current students!

Our lab is recruiting graduate students (PhD and MA) for Fall 2024 through the Cognitive Science program. Please indicate Leyla as an advisor of interest. You can email Leyla if you have questions or to learn more, but she generally does not meet with or interview students before reviewing their application. You can check out our recent papers to learn more about our ongoing work. If you think it would be a good fit for the lab, please make that clear in your application. 


We also encourage you to take a look at our other faculty. We have a very collaborative department, and Leyla is happy to co-advise or serve as a secondary advisor to students.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

We are committed to mentoring talented undergraduate RAs from a range of backgrounds. Students can complete research for credit or they can apply for summer funding via PURA (due Feb 1) or a KSAS research award (due Feb 15). We commit to working with accepted students to submit their summer funding applications. 

We don't have any openings for undergraduate research assistants this semester. We will post openings for intersession and spring here and send them to the department undergraduate listserv.

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