I received my PhD in Psycholinguistics from the University of Toronto under supervision of Dr. Craig Chambers (PAL Lab). My research mainly focuses on the aspects of recognition of spoken words and perception of speech sounds in connected speech. I am intersted in the issue of lack of invarience as a result of phonetic and phonological processes and the mechanisms that are involved in processing spoken language. I am also interested in the analysis of acoustic and phonological properties of speech sounds across languages. In addition to my primary research, I am also involved in a collaborative project in the area of bilingualism and second language acquisition. Prior to my PhD studies, I received my MA in Linguistics from the University of Toronto and my BA in Translation Studies from Arak University, Iran.