Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of English, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš, Head of the Language Cognition Lab and a former Fulbright Visiting Scholar at UCLA’s Reasoning Lab. He received his BA in English from the University of Niš, MA in the English language and literature and a doctorate in linguistics from the University of Novi Sad. His research interests include psycholinguistics, metaphor comprehension, multimodality, comics and video games studies, as well as contrastive linguistics and translation studies. He has authored one monograph, co-authored one coursebook and published over 60 papers in thematic volumes, books of proceedings, as well as journals (including Journal of Memory and Language, Psychological Bulletin, Visual Communication and Discourse, Context & Media). He is a member of Center for Cognitive Sciences (University of Niš), RaAM, SCLA, SASE, and ESSE.