Welcome!

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at UC San Diego. I completed my PhD in Linguistics at MIT in 2018 (you can download my dissertation here). I also have a BA and MA in Linguistics from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining UC San Diego, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher and Instructor in Syntax at the University of Chicago.

I mainly work on syntax, and am particularly interested in case and agreement (especially ergative systems), movement, and pronouns; lately, I have been thinking a lot about how these phenomena interact. My research primarily focuses on Inuktitut (Eskimo-Aleut), which I have been learning about in various ways since 2009, though I have also worked on Yimas (Lower-Sepik; Papuan) and Kikuyu (Bantu).

The picture above was taken in August 2016 near the community of Iqaluit in Nunavut.