The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Hanna K. Ulatowska


Research Interests


Curriculum Vitae


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 214-905-3101
Office: CD_A130
Campus Mail Code: CD


Dr. Hanna Ulatowska focuses her research on neurolinguistics and, more specifically, the investigation of discourse in aphasia, dementia, and advanced aging. The focus of this research is the characterization of communicative competence of these populations and how it relates to preservations and impairments of both linguistic and cognitive functioning. Dr. Ulatowska has been particularly concerned with developing methodologies which are suitable for tapping the discourse changes in adult neurogenic populations. She also deals with the effects of different language types on the disruption of language in aphasia, which stems from her investigations of aphasia in Polish. Dr. Ulatowska’s current research involves how communication in testimonies from American WWII veterans can be used in collective memory by examining autobiographical memory, emotional memory, and life review of the veterans in evaluations of war experiences. She is an honorary member of the Polish Neuropsychological Society, received the 2010 Copernicus Award, and was named a Champion of Diversity by the UT Dallas Office of Diversity and Community Engagement. Dr. Ulatowska earned her master’s degree at Warsaw University, Poland and her PhD at Edinburgh University, Scotland.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

Ulatowska, H.K. (2017, August). Representations of Empathy in Art of Auschwitz. Invited lecture of the Maximillian Kolbe Foundation International workshop, Center of Dialogue and Prayer, Oświęcim, Poland.

Ulatowska, H.K., Walsh, D.G., Olea Santos, T. (2017, November). Communicative Competence of the Oldest-Old: Themes and Organizational Patterns. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, Los Angeles, California.

Ulatowska, H.K., Walsh, D.G., Olea Santos, T. (2017, November). Investigation of Identity in a Group of Veterans of World War II with Dementia. Poster presented at the Ageing & Society International Conference, Berkeley, California.