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Kush to Toronto too!

Congratulations to Dave Kush *13 who in 2021 heads to U Toronto as Assistant Professor of Psycholinguistics in its Centre for French and Linguistics at its Scarborough campus, with a 49% joint appointment in Linguistics at the main (St. George) campus in Old Toronto. Dave joins Phil Monahan *09 and Ewan Dunbar *13, making UT the university with the largest number of our alumni among its faculty (though as yet no single department has more than two). While at Maryland, Kush had advisors Colin Phillips, Jeffrey Lidz, and unofficially Norbert Hornstein, and wrote a dissertation showing that we make rapid and faithful use of c-command and locality constraints in our online interpretation of bound pronouns and reflexives, but suggesting that memory is probed in terms of nonrelational features that only mimic c-command relations. After graduating, he was first a postdoctoral researcher at Haskins Laboratories in New Haven, CT, with Julie A. Van Dyke, and then moved to the Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet in Trondheim, where he has held a tenured position since 2016.