Photo: S. Pagan

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, focusing on the local and long-distance processes that are unique to these types of segments. Additionally, I study the relationship of segmental representation to grammatical computation, especially how it relates to the notion of abstract primary place.

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