Lynn Eekhof receives Christine Mohrmann Grant 2020- 2021

Date of news: 22 March 2021

On Thursday 25 March, ten female PhD candidates from Radboud University will be awarded a Christine Mohrmann Grant 2020-2021. One of them is Centre for Language Studies (CLS) researcher Lynn Eekhof. The award ceremony will be online and can be followed via livestream.

The purpose of the grant is to encourage researchers to continue their academic career after completing their PhDs. The grant – 5000 euros each – gives them an opportunity to e.g. spend time at another university, preferably one abroad.

Lynn Eekhof researches the link between story reading and social coLynn Eekhofgnition: what role do empathy and perspective-taking play during reading, and can people better empathise with others after reading stories? She investigates which textual features of stories engage social-cognitive processes and how this affects story processing. She plans to use the grant for a residency at York University (Canada) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Raymond Mar, who studies the impact of narratives on social cognition.

Read more about the nine other laureates here.