I am a linguist in the Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex. My main interests are phonology, morphology, and the description/documentation of minority and endangered languages.

I work primarily on two Indigenous languages of Oaxaca State, Mexico: Huave (isolate) and Amuzgo (Oto-Manguean). I am grateful to my language teachers and friends in these communities, and hope to make my research useful for local projects and initiatives.

My PhD (UC Berkeley, 2008) was a phonological and morphological description of San Francisco del Mar Huave. From 2009 to 2017, I worked at the University of Manchester. Other languages I specialize in are Finnish and Swedish (esp. Fenno-Swedish dialects), which were the subject of a Fulbright year at the University of Helsinki. I live in a bilingual English-Brazilian Portuguese household, and constantly aspire to improve my Korean.

My contact information is listed on my Essex profile. Thanks for visiting and come again soon!