I am interested in studying second language acquisition and reading processes using psycholinguistic paradigms. One of my research topics is the differences/similarities between L1 and L2 mental lexicon. The other research topic is the cross-language universals/specifics in reading processes. I defended my NSF-funded dissertation, Semantic and Phonological Activation in First and Second Language Reading in March 2012, and graduated from Program in Applied Linguistics at Boston University in May, 2012. I am now a postdoctoral fellow at the Linguistics Department and the Second Language Teaching and Research Center (L2 TReC) at University of Utah.