About Me

I am a Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Linguistics at UNC Chapel Hill.

My research focuses on endangered and understudied languages. I work primarily on Copala Triqui, a Mesoamerican language of the Oto-Manguean language family that originated in Oaxaca, and now has a large diaspora community residing in Albany, NY. I also currently have projects working on Brazilian Portuguese, Malawian CiTonga (Bantu), and Ch'ol (Mayan).

My research interests include phonology, the syntax-phonology interface, tonosyntax and grammatical tone, language documentation, diaspora linguistics, and computational/quantitative methods in linguistics.



Smith Building 302

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Colloquium Talk

Feb 18 2022

The tonosyntax of Copala Triqui possessive constructions

UNC Chapel Hill Friday Linguistics Colloquium

Invited Talk

March 28 2022:

Fieldwork and linguistic research with under-resourced languages"

Georgia Institute of Technology