San Lucas Quiaviní Zapotec

I conduct fieldwork on San Lucas Quiaviní Zapotec, an endangered Otomanguean language in Oaxaca, Mexico.

In Summer 2017, I researched andative and venitive constructions, which are similar to the 'come get some cookies' construction in English. This work was funded by an RAship with Seth Cable under NSF grant BCS-1322770.

In Summer 2016, I investigated perspectival motion verbs like come and go. This work was funded by the Selkirk Linguistics Outreach Fund.

Fulbright Canada

From 2014-2015 I was a Fulbright Canada fellow, researching the role of technology in First Nations language revitalization.

I was hosted by Dr. Leslie Saxon at University of Victoria and Dr. Jessica Coon at McGill University.

In collaboration with McGill, Concordia, and Listuguj Education Directorate, I produced a language-learning website for Mi'gmaq:

You can read more about the Migmaq Research Partnership on its blog.

Colonial Valley Zapotec

I've worked on topics in the morphosyntax of Colonial Valley Zapotec, most recently negation.

Dr. Brook Lillehaugen and I presented a description of Colonial Valley Zapotec negation at COLOV IV and at the annual meeting of SSILA.

Our work is in press in the Transactions of the Philological Society.

Ticha Project

In the summer of 2014, I helped develop a new online home for the Ticha project, a resource for Colonial Zapotec texts.

Watch me talk about it:

Programming Languages

I spent a summer as an intern for Dr. Nate Foster in the Computer Science department at Cornell University.

I presented results at POPL 2014.

Moroccan Sociolinguistics

For my undergraduate thesis, I conducted research about language attitudes in Morocco.

I presented a portion of this work at NWAV 2013.