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Me in Barryville, NY, in March of 2021.

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.

Some news:

June 2021

I presented my paper, “Phonesthetics and the etymologies of blood and bone,” during the general assembly of the 2021 ISLE (International Society for the Linguistics of English) conference on Friday, June 4th.

May 2021

My paper, “Phonesthetics and the etymologies of blood and bone,” appeared in the May 2021 issue of English Language & Linguistics. (It was published in ELL online in March of 2020.)

March 2021

My paper, “Burning Feathers: A Hint at Hysteria in a Connecticut Witchcraft Case,” has been published in Folklore. Free download here.

January–May 2021

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

[More news here.]