I received my PhD in Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2020. You can see my full academic CV here.

Research & Publications

My research comes in two parts:

  1. On one side, I’m a fieldworker; my goal is to combine documentary methods with a strong theoretical grounding. I work primarily in various parts of Africa; at present my research is on the Khoekhoe language of Namibia.

  2. On the other side, I do theoretical work on the syntax-phonology interface. My primary interests here include: What is the nature of the linearization algorithm? Does prosody play a role in linearization? How much syntactic information does sentence phonology have access to?

My dissertation, titled Optimal Linearization: Prosodic displacement in Khoekhoegowab and beyond, looks at cases where the way that words are pronounced seems to influence what order they’re allowed to come in.

Selected publications & presentations: