Ethan Kutlu, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Ethan earned his master’s degree in Cognitive Science at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) and his Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Florida. Ethan’s work is grounded in the perceptual and social experiences of multilinguals and intersects with their underlying neural and behavioral processes. The overarching themes of his research touch upon language development in multilingual communities and how the perception of multilinguals is impacted by attitudes, exposure to languages, and other socio-cognitive mechanisms. He uses a variety of psycholinguistic and electrophysiological tools to explore the crossroads of language, cognition, and the environment. Some of Ethan’s work has been highlighted in the Vocal Fries Podcast, and in his own TEDxUF speech. For more information about Ethan’s work, please visit

Research areas
  • Phonology
  • Second Language Acquisition
Ethan Kutlu
Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Florida, M.S. in Cognitive Science, Carleton University

459 Phillips Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States