Seminar – Viridiana Benitez, PhD – “Learning Words in a Bilingual World”

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John D. Wiley Conference Center
@ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Viridiana Benitez, PhD
Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

About the Speaker: Dr. Viridiana Benitez’s research is in the area of cognitive development, with a focus on understanding how cognition and language experience support word learning across development. To answer these questions, Professor Benitez works with infants, children, and adults who have monolingual or bilingual language learning experiences. Coming from an immigrant family, Professor Benitez is a first generation college graduate. Benitez first attended community college, receiving an associate of arts in social sciences at San Jacinto College. She then transferred to the University of Houston, where she received a bachelor’s of science in psychology. Benitez went on to complete a doctorate in developmental psychology at Indiana University, where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and postdoctoral training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

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The seminar series is funded by the John D. Wiley Conference Center Fund, the Friends of the Waisman Center and Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) grant P50HD105353.

Viridiana Benitez, PhD