I'm a recent graduate of the PhD program in Linguistics at the University of Chicago and now serve as a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Humanities at the same institution. My research focuses on the documentation and analysis of native Amazonian languages with an emphasis on morphosyntactic phenomena that are typologically and theoretically unusual. I conduct field research with the Tuparí, an indigenous people who reside in the Brazilian state of Rondônia. Their language, which belongs to the Tupían family, is both endangered and understudied. Much information on Tuparí grammar was provided in my dissertation, co-chaired by Lenore A. Grenoble and Jason Merchant.
For supporting my fieldwork in Rondônia, I gratefully acknowledge the following sources: