Me in January of 2023.

I am a postdoctoral fellow with the Teaching & Learning Collaboratory at the Macaulay Honors College. I am also an adjunct assistant professor teaching courses in linguistics at the College of Staten Island.

I earned my PhD in linguistics at the CUNY Graduate Center in 2020. My dissertation is titled 360º Video and Language Documentation: Towards a Corpus of Kanien’kéha (Mohawk). You can download it here. My research has been funded in part by the Endangered Language Initiative.

I am also a 2020 graduate of the Graduate Center’s medieval studies certificate program.

My research interests are interdisciplinary, centering around linguistics and folklore. Current research involves (1) endangered language documentation and revitalization, (2) phonesthemes in Germanic and Iroquoian word formation, and (3) developing open educational resources involving digital archival materials.

Some news:

January–May 2023

I am teaching Sociology of Language and Introduction to Language at the College of Staten Island.

October 2022

My article, “Burning Feathers: A Hint at Hysteria in a Connecticut Witchcraft Case,” was chosen to be part of Folklore‘s Witchcraft Beliefs: Virtual Special Issue 13.

August–December 2022

I am teaching Semantics and Pragmatics and Sign Language Linguistics at the College of Staten Island.

August 2022

I gave an invited presentation on Indo-European language and culture for the Summit Old Guard on August 9th. Video here.

June 2022

I joined the Emerging Leaders Council of the Italian Language Foundation.

January–May 2022

I am teaching Introduction to Language and Language Change at the College of Staten Island.

October 2021

For Indigenous Peoples’ Day, my work on the documentation of Kanien’kéha was profiled in “Preserving Indigenous Language—and Culture,” an article on the Macaulay Honors College’s website

This work was also featured in “The Race to Document Endangered Languages, Now That We Have the Technology,” an article by Ben Macaulay for Gizmodo.

[More news here.]