Dr. Hanna Ulatowska focuses her research on neurolinguistics and, more specifically, the investigation of discourse in aphasia, dementia, and advanced aging. The focus of this research is the characterization of communicative competence of these populations and how it relates to preservations and impairments of both linguistic and cognitive functioning. Dr. Ulatowska has been particularly concerned with developing methodologies which are suitable for tapping the discourse changes in adult neurogenic populations. She also deals with the effects of different language types on the disruption of language in aphasia, which stems from her investigations of aphasia in Polish. Dr. Ulatowska’s current research involves how communication in testimonies from American WWII veterans can be used in collective memory by examining autobiographical memory, emotional memory, and life review of the veterans in evaluations of war experiences. She is an honorary member of the Polish Neuropsychological Society, received the 2010 Copernicus Award, and was named a Champion of Diversity by the UT Dallas Office of Diversity and Community Engagement. Dr. Ulatowska earned her master’s degree at Warsaw University, Poland and her PhD at Edinburgh University, Scotland.
Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals
Ulatowska, H.K., Reyes, B.A., Olea Santos, T., Garst, D., Vernon, J., McArthur, J. (2013). Personal narratives in aphasia: understanding narrative competence. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 20 (1), 36-43.
Ulatowska, H.K. (2011). Some observations on narratives by aphasics and their contributions to narrative theory. Teksty Drugie [Texts] 2 (1), 183-190.
Ulatowska, H.K., Reyes, B., Olea Santos, T., Worle, C. (2011). Stroke narratives in aphasia: The role of reported speech. Aphasiology, 25, 93-105.