Laurie Tuller is a professor of linguistics at the University of Tours (France), where she teaches in the
linguistics department and at the school of speech-language therapy and conducts research in the
medical research unit, iBrain. She is also a regular collaborator at Saint Joseph University in Beirut
(Lebanon), teaching courses and collaborating on research projects. Her research focuses on
language acquisition in children growing up with a developmental disorder (e.g., autism, developmental
language disorder, hearing loss) and also in typically and atypically developing children growing up
in bilingual contexts.
She has had an active interest in Palestinian rights since her graduate student days at UCLA. She
visited Gaza in 2012 as part of a delegation of eight linguists, including Noam Chomsky, to a
conference at the Islamic University of Gaza.