I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Linguistics at Rutgers University. My primary interests are phonology and Optimality Theory, with a focus on African languages.

My current research explores the phonology of complex place, specifically with respect to the relationship of segmental representation to grammatical computation.

Read a brief interview about invented languages for the Audible Range blog here.

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Brett Hyde, Eric Bakovic, Luca Iacoponi, Giorgio Magri, me, Wm G. Bennett at the Workshop on Formal Typologies, Rutgers University, May 2015. Photo by Kristen Syrett.