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 recent graduate of the Graduate Center’s medieval studies certificate program.
I am a Teaching & Learning Collaboratory fellow with the Macaulay Honors College, located at the College of Staten Island, where I am also an adjunct assistant professor teaching courses in linguistics.
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) witchcraft in early modern England and Anglo-American colonies.
My paper, “Burning Feathers: A Hint at Hysteria in a Connecticut Witchcraft Case,” has been published in Folklore. Free download here.
My submission won the Greenbelt Conservation Corps’ Call to Artists Logo Design Contest! I made a few suggested updates, and my design will serve as the logo for Staten Island’s new Greenbelt Conservation Corps. Article here.
My paper, “A Grove of Folk Art on Staten Island: Documenting the Carvings of W. Dixon,” has been published in Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore. Download it here.
My paper, “Language Snapshot: Kanien’kéha (Mohawk),” has been accepted for publication in Language Documentation & Description.
I successfully defended my dissertation, “360º Video and Language Documentation: Towards a Corpus of Kanien’kéha (Mohawk)”!
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