Afrooz is a research assistant at the Meaning, Culture and Cognition group. She joined the group in 2015 after a brief assistantship with Asifa Majid (and Judith Holler) at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. At the moment, she is working on two projects and has done fieldwork for each project among Farsi speakers in Iran.
In one of the projects, she studies sound description of Farsi and Dutch speakers, in another project, she investigates odor naming among Farsi speakers.
Besides, she is an external PhD candidate at the Center for Language Studies. In her PhD project, she conducts a comparative analysis of journalism in Iran and the Netherlands through a linguistic and discourse analysis perspective.
Afrooz is particularly interested in discourse studies and studies of different cultures focusing on Iranian culture. She likes to investigate how people from different parts of the world talk and think about similar phenomena. She has done her masters in general linguistics at Shiraz university, Iran where she defended an outstanding thesis. She did her bachelor in English language and literature at Isfahan University, Iran.