I’m a doctoral candidate in linguistics at the CUNY Graduate Center, currently working on my dissertation: creating a virtual reality corpus of Kanien’kéha (Mohawk). My research is funded in part by the Endangered Language Initiative.
I am also a student in the medieval studies certificate program.
My research interests are broad, mainly revolving around linguistics and folklore. Current research involves (1) endangered language documentation and revitalization, (2) phonesthemes in Germanic word formation, (3) witchcraft in early modern England and Anglo-American colonies, and (4) folklore on Staten Island.
I will be presenting my paper, “Phonesthetics and the Etymologies of Blood and Bone,” at the sixth ISLE (International Society for the Linguistics of English) conference at the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu in June 2020.
I am teaching Syntax I at the College of Staten Island.
My paper, “Phonesthetics and the Etymologies of Blood and Bone,” has been accepted for publication in English Language and Linguistics.
I received a research award from the Endangered Language Initiative to support fieldwork done for my dissertation.