I'm a rising sixth year PhD student in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago. 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. I am writing a grammar of Tuparí as part of my dissertation (co-chairs: Lenore A. Grenoble and Jason Merchant).
I gratefully acknowledge the following sources for supporting my fieldwork in Rondônia: