Me in Grapevine Canyon, Nevada, in October of 2023.

I am a linguist, folklorist, and postdoctoral fellow with the Teaching & Learning Collaboratory at the Macaulay Honors College, CUNY. 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, 360º Video and Language Documentation: Towards a Corpus of Kanien’kéha (Mohawk), can be downloaded here. My research was 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. Current research involves endangered language documentation and revitalization, phonesthemes in Germanic and Iroquoian word-formation, and developing open educational resources involving digital archival materials. My work has appeared in Folklore, English Language & Linguistics, Names, Language Documentation & Description, Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore, and Notes & Queries. Read more on my publications page.