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M.L. Coler, PhD

Research Programme Manager & Asst. Professor


  • Asst. Professor & Research Program Manager (University of Groningen, Campus Fryslân - Leeuwarden, NL): 09/2016-Present
  • Associated Member (CNRS - UMR 5263 - CLLE-LTC - Toulouse, FR): 06/2015-Present
  • Review Panelist, Cultural Anthropology & Linguistics (National Science Foundation, USA): 01/2015-Present
  • Department Head (Cognitive Systems, INCAS3  - Assen, NL): 01/2012-12/2016
  • Visiting Scholar (University of Groningen - Groningen, NL): 02/2015-09/2016
  • University Lecturer (University of Applied Sciences - Amsterdam, NL): 06/2011-01/2012
  • Postdoctoral Researcher (VU Amsterdam - Amsterdam, NL): 01/2011-05/2011
  • PhD Researcher (VU Amsterdam - Amsterdam, NL): 01/2006-12/2010


  • Postdoctoral appointment, VU Amsterdam 2011
  • PhD in Linguistics, VU Amsterdam 2010
  • MA (cum laude) in Linguistics, VU Amsterdam 2006
  • Graduate studies in Linguistics, New York University 2004
  • BA in Philosophy and Chinese, University of Massachusetts 2001



Grants below are those awarded since commencing employment at the University of Groningen last year. I've been awarded 15.7M€ , of which 826k€  is for the faculty, i.e. approximately 68k€/mo. for 2017.



  •  Supervise nine doctoral students
  • Serve on Defense Jury for many PhD defenses: 2011 (x2) 2015 (x1), 2016 (x2), 2017 (x2), 2018 (x1), 
  • Chair and/or Panelist of multiple international conferences, including EvoStar2017, EuroNoise 2015 (soundscape session), Google-Big Data 2013 (CEEDS), etc.
  • (co-)Lectured at VU-Amsterdam, TU/e, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Campus Fryslan
Last modified:05 April 2019 3.38 p.m.

Contact information

Wirdumerdijk 34
8911 CE Leeuwarden
The Netherlands