The Linguistics Graduate Committee is very pleased to announce that graduate student Yourdanis Sedarous was awarded this year's Deborah Keller-Cohen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

This $500 award is an early-career teaching award for Linguistics graduate student instructors. Yourdanis is a third-year PhD student, focusing on syntax, bilingualism, and language contact. She is currently exploring the processing effects of ungrammatical code-switched sentences and also teaches Linguistics 347, Language and the Mind.

The Department of Linguistics recently created the Deborah Keller-Cohen Award. Professor Keller-Cohen is Professor of Linguistics, Women's Studies, and Education, and former Rackham Associate Dean for Humanities and the Arts. In naming the award in her honor, the Department recognizes Professor Keller-Cohen's own stellar undergraduate teaching in Linguistics, as well as her profound commitment to training and mentoring Linguistics graduate student instructors.

Congratulations, Yourdanis, on this well-deserved award!

Previous Recipients of the Deborah Keller-Cohen Award

2018: Dominique Bouavichith