Elise Stickles

Assistant Professor
Department of English Language and Literatures
University of British Columbia

Email: elise.stickles@ubc.ca


Elise Stickles (Ph.D., Linguistics, University of California Berkeley) is an Assistant Professor of English Language in the Department of English Language and Literatures at the University of British Columbia. She is the lead PI of MetaNet as well as lead PI on the two current MetaNet research projects. Her research focuses on applications of conceptual metaphor theory for public policy, particularly in the areas of healthcare and social inequality. Her other research interests include the role of metaphor in gesture and multimodal communication and the development of a multimodal embodied construction grammar. Prof. Stickles’ research has been published in Cognitive Linguistics, Cognitive Science, and Frames and Constructions, among others.