Natsuki Atagi, Ph.D.


Natsuki Atagi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Office:  EC 550
Telephone:  (657) 278- 5832

Curriculum VitaePDF File Opens in new window


Courses Taught:

CAS 301 – Inquiry & Methodology in Development
CAS 312 – Human Growth & Development
CAS 325A – Conception through Age 8



Dr. Atagi received her B.A. in Psychology and Gender Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington. She then obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from UCLA, where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. After receiving her doctorate, she completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Department of Psychology at UC Riverside, where she was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow.


Research Areas:

Dr. Atagi is interested in understanding how early language experiences shape language and cognitive development. In her research, Dr. Atagi has used a variety of different methods to examine a wide range of ages—from infants and toddlers to young adults—to understand how variability in language experiences and language skill shapes development. Although her research largely focuses on bilinguals, Dr. Atagi is also interested in understanding the diverse language experiences of monolinguals as well—in particular, how community exposure to linguistic diversity shapes monolinguals’ development.