I’m an Assistant Professor at Concordia University, where I hold a joint position in First Peoples Studies (School of Community & Public Affairs) and Linguistics (Department of Classics, Modern Languages, and Linguistics). My research interests are in morphosyntax and semantics, focusing on Algonquian and Kartvelian languages. More specifically, I am interested in complex agreement systems, roots and the structure of verbal stems, modality, and indexical shifting. My works also focuses on language reclamation and documentation, particularly in my home community in Long Point First Nation (Winneway, QC).
I recently received my PhD in Linguistics from the University of Maryland, College Park. My dissertation, “Phasehood and Phi-Intervention”, was advised by Maria Polinsky and Omer Preminger and is available here.
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 were Mina Hirzel, Anouk Dieuleveut, Aaron Doliana, Rodrigo Ranero, and Tyler Knowlton.