I am a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University in the Linguistics Department. I received my PhD from the University of Chicago in 2015 and previously taught linguistics as a lecturer at UCSD (2014-2015). My work focuses on semantics and its interface with morphology and syntax, and relies heavily on typological considerations and data from less commonly studied languages. I have been conducting fieldwork on the Senegambian language Wolof since 2010. My dissertation research on the language was funded by the Mellon Foundation and NSF grant BCS-132434. From March 2011-March 2013, I was the Bloch Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America.
Conference talk April 20: Adjective Specific Intensification in Wolof. West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics 36.
Public talk April 23. Caribbean nostalgias: Ideophones and the affective history of slavery. (Joint work with Jonathan Schroeder, University of Warwick). Stanford Humanities Center.
Conference talk April 28: Expressive modifiers of manner and degree. 54th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society.
Conference talk July 6: Ideophones as mixed expressives. 20th Internal Congress of Linguists. (Morphology and Syntax session)