I am currently Professor at the Department of Linguistics at Rutgers University (since 2019) and head of the Prosody Group at the Laboratoire Parole et Langage (UMR 7309, CNRS) in Aix-en-Provence, France, were I've been Professor from 2006 to 2018. I have also been partially funded by the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF), from 2011 to 2016.
I obtained a PhD in Linguistics at the Ohio State University in 2000 and then joined the CNRS in 2001. After obtaining an "Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches" (HDR) at Paris III University in 2005, I have become Full Professor in 2006 at Aix Marseille University, in the Department of Linguistics and Phonetics.
I serve as Associate Editor for the Journal of Phonetics (since 2016) and I am President of the Association for Laboratory Phonology (since 2018).
My main research interests span from intonational phonology to intonation production and perception in Italian and French, and have extended to phonetic convergence and imitation and Laboratory Phonology in general. More recently, my work has expanded to online measures of sentence comprehension (ERP, Eyetracking) in the study of sarcasm in L1 and L2, the relation between musical skills and word learning and the the impact of individual cognitive differences in intonation processing, as well as prosody and gesture acquisition in French and Italian pre-schoolers.