I am a linguist working in phonetics & laboratory phonology. I am particularly interested in in sociophonetics, coarticulation, sensory disorders, and language variation and change. I recieved my PhD from the University of Chicago in 2020.
Some projects I’m working on include a study of the production and perception of /s/-retraction in American English, a corpus-based approach to understanding longitudinal convergence and variation, and an examination of speech production and perception without somatosensation. Some of my recent work includes an analysis of social expectations for masculinity and their influence on the perception of /s/-retraction, an examination of the perception of vocal characteristics and their acoustic correlates in English corpora, and models of noun incorporation and reduplication in Sora (Munda).
New and noteworthy:
- 10/01/20: I joined the Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago as a Lecturer in Linguistics.
- 06/13/20: I received my PhD in Linguistics from the University of Chicago.
- 05/04/20: I defended my dissertation 'Sibilant categorization, converence, and change: The case of /s/-retraction in American English' virtually over Zoom.
- 08/07/19: I presented my paper 'The role of somatosensation in perceptual recalibration from speech imagery' at ICPhS in Melbourne, Australia.
- 06/24/19: My paper 'Masculine toughness and the categorical perception of onset sibilant clusters' was published in JASA-EL.
- 10/18/18: I was awarded the best student abstract award at NWAV 47.
- 02/15/18: I was awarded an NSF DDRI Grant to fund my dissertation research.