I’m a third-year PhD student at the Department of Linguistics at the University of Maryland, College Park. I am advised by Maria Polinsky and Omer Preminger.

My research interests are in syntax, morphology, and semantics, focusing on Algonquian and Kartvelian languages. More specifically, I am interested in complex agreement systems, roots and the structure of verbal stems, negation, modality, and indexical shifting.

Before coming to UMD, I received an MA in Linguistics through the Individualized (INDI) program at Concordia University, where I also received a BA Honours in the Linguistics program. Under the supervision of Alan Bale, Dana Isac, and Charles Reiss, I investigated the Nishnaabemwin (Algonquian) direct/inverse system and non-surfacing segments in underlying phonological representations.

My fellow cohort members are Mina HirzelAnouk DieuleveutAaron Doliana, Rodrigo Ranero, and Tyler Knowlton.

Last updated: December 2018
(Photograph: Gombori Range, Eastern Georgia)