Stefan Th. Gries

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Last updated: 06 November 2016

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Experience / career history


Academic appointments (regular)


March 2012 -


Affiliated faculty
Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Santa Barbara


July 2010 -


(Full) Professor of Linguistics (currently VII O/S)
Department of Linguistics, University of California, Santa Barbara


July 2007 - June 2010


Associate Professor of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics, University of California, Santa Barbara


Nov 2005 - June 2007


Assistant Professor of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics, University of California, Santa Barbara


Feb 2005 - Oct 2005


Visiting researcher with scholarship
Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany


May 2002 - July 2005


Associate Professor of English
Institute of Business Communication and Information Science, University of Southern Denmark at Sønderborg


Apr 1999 - Apr 2002


Assistant Professor of English
Institute of Business Communication and Information Science, University of Southern Denmark at Sønderborg


Administrative experience
University of California, Santa Barbara


Graduate students admissions committee (winters 2005, 2006, 2009); faculty lab supervisor (winter 2005 - spring 2009); workload committee (May 2006 - May 2007); departmental representative to the Faculty Legislature (fall 2006 - spring 2009); member of the steering committee of the Cognitive Science Ph.D. emphasis (since 09/2007); member of Graduate Council and member of the Graduate Mentorship Awards committee (Sept 2009 - Aug 2013); Undergraduate Advisor and member of Executive Committee of the Dept. of Linguistics (fall 2010 - spring 2016); chair of the Committee on Graduate Student Affairs (fall 2010 - spring 2011); departmental representative on the Faculty Undergraduate Network of the College of Letters and Science (11/2010 - 10/2013); member of the English for Multilingual Students advisory committee (Nov 2010 - spring 2016); member of the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Student Housing (Jan 2011 - Aug 2013); member of the faculty search committee of the Dept. of Linguistics (fall 2011 - winter 2012); chair of the Undergraduate Studies Committee of the Dept. of Linguistics (since Oct 2011); member of the faculty search committee of the Dept. of Spanish/Portuguese (fall 2013 - winter 2014); faculty liaison of the Dept. of Linguistics to the Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences emphasis; chair of an ad-hoc Academic Senate charges committee (spring-summer 2014); member of the faculty search committee of the Dept. of Linguistics (fall 2014 - winter 2015); member of the faculty search committee of the Dept. of Spanish/Portuguese (fall 2015 - winter 2016); member of UCSB's Information Technology Council (2016-2018).


Administrative experience
University of Southern Denmark


Departmental coordinator for students' exchange semesters (1999-2005), English language courses coordinator for all English courses at my SDU campus (1999-2005), acting head of committee on course evaluations (2003), substitute member of our study and examination board (2003-2005), member of the committee evaluating our course of studies for the Danish Research Ministry (2004-2005), member of the study and examination board of the SDU course of studies at the University of Flensburg (2004-2005).


Academic appointments (visiting, honorary, part-time)


Spring semester 2017


Visiting Leibniz Professor
Research Academy Leipzig, University of Leipzig


July 2015


Visiting Professor
University of Chicago (LSA Linguistic Institute 2015)


Dec 2014 -


Board member of academic committee
Institute for Corpora and Intercultural Studies, Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Aug 2013 - July 2018


Visiting Chair (Linguistics and English Language)
ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (housed at Lancaster University) [NB: I am still based at UCSB.]


June/July 2013


Visiting Professor
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (LSA Linguistic Institute 2013)


13 Sept. 2011


Named Honorary Liebig Professor
Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen (cf. here or here)


July 2011


Visiting Professor
University of Colorado at Boulder (LSA Linguistic Institute 2011)


July 2007


Visiting Professor
Stanford University (LSA Linguistic Institute 2007)


Apr 2005 - Sept 2005


Part-time lecturer of English linguistics
Department for British and American Studies, University of Jena


Oct 1998 - Mar 2005


Part-time lecturer of English linguistics
Department of English and American Studies, University of Hamburg


Sept 1998 - Mar 1999


Part-time lecturer of English
Institute of Business Communication and Information Science, University of Southern Denmark at Sønderborg


Pre-M.A. occupations


Apr 1993 - Apr 1998


Student of English linguistics, psychology, educational science and Russian linguistics
University of Hamburg


June 1989 - June 1993


Military service, Personnel department
PzBtl 164 in D-21493 Elmenhorst




Academic education / qualification

July 2000

Ph.D. English linguistics
University of Hamburg


April 1998


M.A. English linguistics, psychology, educational science
University of Hamburg
(also studied Russian for four years)


Other education / qualification


Nov 1993


Exam correspondence course Russian


May 1992


Trainers' exam (Chamber of Industry and Commerce Hamburg)


Dec 1991


Examination (after apprenticeship / vocational training) as an office clerk (Bürokaufmann), Chamber of Industry and Commerce Stade


Personal interests / hobbies / favs (no particular order)

Star Trek (here and here), Babylon 5, Married with Children, Transformers (the old ones, not this new crap), The Matrix (only Part 1 and the bike chase in Reloaded), Philip José Farmer's Riverworld, Brian W. Aldiss's Helliconia, Russian literature (most notably Dostojevsky and Tolstoj), pool and snooker, various scientific topics from the domains of psychology, strategic thinking and decision theory, cryptanalysis, improbable research, language games, and some funny/great music/vids: Prisencolinensinainciusol (Adriano Celentano), Tuvan Throat Singing (Alexander Glenfield), pool trick shots, John Travolta/Bee Gees: You Should Be Dancing, a better safety announcement (Southwest), I Want You (The Beatles), Mississippi (Pussycat), Luigi Boccherini: Minuet from String Quintet No.1 in E Major, Op. 13 No. 5, G. 275 (Bobby McFerrin), THePETEBOX Future Loops, Kill Your Children (The Cassandra Complex), Kuhio Bay (Israel Kamakawiwo'ole), Thieves (Ministry), Moonchild (Fields of the Nephilim), One Flesh (The Chameleons), Rasputin (Boney M), Liberals vs. liberals (Bill Maher), Kaw-liga (The Residents), Love me Tonight (Tom Jones), The Third Man Theme (Anton Karas), Slaves Chorus from 'Nabucco' (Giuseppe Verdi), Mammoth Mountain 1, Mammoth Mountain 2, Fever (Rita Moreno and Animal), Wahnfried 1883 (Klaus Schulze) and Timewind (Deluxe edition) (Klaus Schulze), Alice (The Sisters of Mercy), most infectious laughter ever (Elaine), Sister Ray (Velvet Underground), Window Shop For Love (The Wipers), Killing an Arab (The Cure), Such a night (Elvis Presley), Pyotr Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.1 D-Dur op. 11 (Bobby McFerrin), Stilettos (Holy Fuck), Equinoxe 4 (Jean-Michel Jarre), Das Model (Kraftwerk), TIFU, She Goes to Finos (Toy Dolls), Another Brick in the Wall 2 (Pink Floyd), Daddy Cool (Boney M), Mein Hobby sind die Girls (The Germans) and Mein Hobby sind die Girls (Die Roten Rosen), Seek and Destroy (Metallica), I wanna love you tender (Danny and Armi), Je reviens Fanny (Charles Aznavour), The Darwin Awards, Animal vs. Buddy Rich, High Voltage (AC/DC), In Shreds (The Chameleons), Tom Jones dancing, Bad Motherfucker 1st person action movie, Magnetic Fields 2 (Jean-Michel Jarre), jump from space, Grad students in The Simpsons, Matrix Reloaded: Ducati on freeway, We're Mad (Toy Dolls), Crystal lake (Klaus Schulze, till 29:12) and Mirage (Deluxe edition) (Klaus Schulze), Ein ehrenwertes Haus (Udo Jürgens), Help Yourself (Tom Jones), Dancing with Myself (Billy Idol), Marc Miethe, Electric Avenue (Eddy Grant), Eye in the Sky (The Alan Parson's Project), Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd), Rib Dancer (The Arch), One Way Wind (Cats), She's Like Heroin To Me (The Gun Club), Let's Dance (The Cats), Hay que venir al sur (Rafaella Carra), A Forest (The Cure), Igor Stravinsky: Minuetto & Finale Pulcinella Suite (Bobby McFerrin), Heat: the gunfight, Business Time (Flight of the Conchords), Steve Davis: first maximum break on TV, Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite (The Beatles), I Put a Spell On You (Creedence Clearwater Revival), Iron Fist (Motörhead), Holiday in Cambodia (Dead Kennedys), 7 hours in Norway, Carry You (VNV Nation), Benny Hill Theme, incredible skiing, Forever in Blue Jeans (Neil Diamond), L.A. International Airport (Susan Raye), Kickin' Ass (Stephen Fry & Hugh Laurie), At the Gates of Silent Memory (Fields of the Nephilim), on winning and losing in life, Longfellow Serenade (Neil Diamond), Radioactivity (Kraftwerk), Northern Mockingbird singing, Cracklin' Rosie (Neil Diamond), Sad (Bo Burnham), Nellie The Elephant (Toy Dolls), Autobahn (Kraftwerk), Last Exit for the Lost (Fields of the Nephilim), Oxygene 4 (Jean-Michel Jarre), Dread Rock (Paul Oakenfold), Greyhound time lapse, quarterback trickshots Ramblin' Man (The Residents), Bela Lugosi's dead (Bauhaus), Teachers/Adrenochrome (The Sisters of Mercy), Burning Inside (Ministry), 10:15 Saturday Night (The Cure), White Wedding (Billy Idol), Rico Loop, Casey Medley (Mandy Patinkin), Désormais (Charles Aznavour), The Day Before You Came (ABBA), Disco Inferno (The Trammps), Marian (The Sisters of Mercy), biking: a trip around Paris 1 and biking: a trip around Paris 2 and biking: a trip around Paris 3, Harmonica Man/... (Ennio Morricone), Read The Lines (Wolfsheim), Shadowplay (Joy Division), Night Shift (Siouxsie and the Banshees), Hans-Rudolf Merz in the Swiss parliament