My name is Anastasia Tsilia and I am a third year PhD student at MIT Linguistics. Before that, I did a M.Sc. in Cognitive Science (Cogmaster), co-hosted by École Normale Supérieure, Paris-Descartes University, and École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. There, I double-majored in linguistics and philosophy and my M.Sc. thesis, entitled Embedded Tense: Insights from Modern Greek, was co-supervised by Philippe Schlenker and Amir Anvari. Even before that, I did my B.A. in Philosophy & Logic at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
My broad research interests are semantics, the syntax-semantic interface, pragmatics, iconicity and gestures.
More narrowly, I am interested in the typology and the cross-linguistic aspect of sequence of tense and shiftable tense, temporal pronouns, de re, proleptic constructions, complementation and co-speech gestures.
Outside of linguistics, I like watching movies, visiting exhibitions, and travelling.