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2021

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.

August 2021

I began my position as a postdoctoral fellow with the Macaulay Honors College’s Teaching & Learning Collaboratory!

August–December 2021

I am teaching Semantics & Pragmatics and The Structure of Words at the College of Staten Island.

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.

2020

December 2020
My paper, “Kanien’kéha (Mohawk) (United States and Canada) – Language Snapshot,” has been published in Language Documentation & Description. Read it 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.
October 2020

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 have two pieces, “The Turnip” and “The Pinecone,” in this year’s Interactive Fiction Competition, IFComp 2020.

August 2020

I successfully defended my dissertation, “360º Video and Language Documentation: Towards a Corpus of Kanien’kéha (Mohawk)”!

August–December 2020

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

June 2020

My paper, “A Grove of Folk Art on Staten Island: Documenting the Carvings of W. Dixon,” has been accepted for publication in Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore.

March 2020

My paper, “Phonesthetics and the Etymologies of Blood and Bone,” has been published online by English Language and Linguistics. Read it online here.

I received a research award from the Endangered Language Initiative to support fieldwork done for my dissertation.

My paper, “Burning Feathers: A Hint at Hysteria in a Connecticut Witchcraft Case,” has been accepted for publication in Folklore.

January – May 2020

I am teaching Syntax I at the College of Staten Island.

2019

November 2019

My paper, “Phonesthetics and the Etymologies of Blood and Bone,” has been accepted for publication in English Language and Linguistics.

July 2019

I received a research award from the Endangered Language Initiative to support fieldwork done for my dissertation.

June 2019

My paper, “Grizzel Greedigut: a name ‘no mortall could invent’,” appeared in the June 2019 issue of Names.

I received the Cairns Travel Award to support conference travel.

March 2019

My paper, “The Grant, the Hare, and the Survival of a Medieval Folk Belief,” appeared in the March 2019 issue of FolkloreFree download here.

I presented an update on my dissertation, “360º Language Documentation of Kanien’kéha (Mohawk),” at CIRCL at the Graduate Center, CUNY, on March 19, 2019.

I presented my paper “Some Witch Families in Early Modern England” at the Pearl Kibre Medieval Study’s Pre-Modern Family Matters panel at the Graduate Center, CUNY, on March 1, 2019.

January 2019

I presented my paper “Grizzel Greedigut: a name ‘no mortall could invent’,” at the annual meeting of the American Name Society on January 5, 2019.

2018

December 2018

My paper “Grizzel Greedigut: a name ‘no mortall could invent’,” has been published online by Names. It’ll appear in print in a forthcoming issue. Free download here.

I received a research award from the Endangered Language Initiative to support fieldwork done for my dissertation.

My presentation “Phonesthemes and Germanic Word Formation” was mentioned in the conference report by Vesna Kalafus Antoniová in Zeitschrift für Wortbildung Journal of Word Formation.

October 2018

I presented on my dissertation at CIRCL at The Graduate Center, CUNY, on October 23, 2018.

June 2018

My paper, “Phonesthetics and the Etymologies of Blood and Bone,” won the 2018 Richard Hogg Prize from The International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE)!

I presented “Phonesthemes and Germanic Word Formation” at the Word-Formation Theories III / Typology and Universals in Word-Formation IV conference at P. J. Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia, on 27 June.

March 2018

I received a research award from the Endangered Language Initiative for equipment to be used for my dissertation.