Professor of Linguistics, University of Sydney
Nick is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sydney and Director of the Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre, and the Sydney Centre for Language Research. He is head of a Research Excellence Initiative on The Crisis of Post-Truth Discourse. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, the Royal Society of New South Wales, and the Australian Academy of the Humanities. His recent books include Natural Causes of Language, Distributed Agency, and How We Talk. Nick has published widely in linguistics, anthropology, and cognitive science venues, and has written for Science, the Times Literary Supplement, the Wall Street Journal, and The Guardian including a piece on the importance of compelling storytelling for conveying research findings.