I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS) at Brown University. My research is focused on issues in semantics and pragmatics. Empirically, I explore these issues in part through primary fieldwork on understudied languages, including Yucatec Maya (a Mayan language spoken throughout the Yucatán peninsula) and Tagalog (an Austronesian language spoken in the Philippines). I am also leading a project with Wilson Silva documenting A'ingae (Kofán, Cofán) and exploring similar analytical issues.

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My teaching is primarily in the areas of Semantics, Pragmatics, and Linguistic Field Methods among other topics. I currently serve as the concentration advisor for the Linguistics concentration at Brown. I can best be reached by email: first_lastname@Brown.edu