MORE ABOUT ME
I specialize in the comparative, cognitive, and empirical study of literature and seek insights from interdisciplinary domains to study the personal and social impact of reading and promote its benefits to people’s lives.
My research has been awarded the F.S. Chia Fellowship for two consecutive years at the University of Alberta, a grant by the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research (NWO) for four years, and a highly competitive position at Literature, Cognition and Emotions at the University of Oslo for another four years.
Over the years, I have collaborated with a team of literary scholars, educationalists, (organisational) psychologists, and neuroscientists, investigating the cognitive and emotional impact of transformative reading (see collaborators).