My research interests include language documentation, historical linguistics, language endangerment, and morphosyntax, with areal and genetic emphases on Papuan and Austronesian languages. I have also worked on Indo-European diachronic syntax and cultural reconstruction. My current projects include the historical reconstruction and classification of several severely endangered and under-described languages of the Sepik region of Papua New Guinea. This research is largely based on my field work conducted over the past three years.
· Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (Jena, Germany) (2018–)
· PhD in Linguistics, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (Honolulu, HI, USA), Dissertation: A Grammar of Ulwa (2016–2018)
· MA in Linguistics, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (Honolulu, HI, USA) (2014–2016)
· Fulbright Student Researcher, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Münster, Germany) (2013–2014)
· BA in Indo-European Studies, CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies (New York, NY, USA) (2010–2013)
· BA in Film Studies, Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT, USA) (2002–2006)