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Julie Hengst

Associate Professor
Department of Speech and Hearing Science
University of Illinois at urbana champaign
United States of America

Julie Hengst


She is an Associate Professor in Department of Speech and Hearing Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Research Interest

Professor Hengst teaches courses in adult-onset cognitive-linguistic communication disorders, augmentative and alternative communication, and normal processes of language-use and development across the lifespan. Her research interests include: Situated studies of discourse practices, especially focusing on individuals with aphasia and their routine communication partners. Socio-historic and practice theories that integrate communication, learning, and development within a unified framework.


  • Hengst, J.A., Devanga, S., & Mosier, H. (2015). Thin vs. thick description: Analyzing representations of people and their life worlds in the literature of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 24, S838–S853. doi:10.1044/2015_AJSLP-14-0163.

  • Hengst, J.A., (2015). Distributed communication: Implications of cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT) 
for communication disorders. Journal of Communication Disorders, 57, 16-28.

  • Hengst, J.A., McCartin, M., Valentino, H, Devanga, S., & Sherrill, M. (2016). Profiling communicative activity: A CHAT approach to design of pseudo-intelligent mediators for Alternative and Augmentative Communication. Outlines, 17I(1), 5-38.

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