I'm currently a Humboldt Research Fellow in the Lehrstuhl für Historische und Indogermanische Sprachwissenschaft at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. I received my PhD from the interdepartmental Program in Indo-European Studies (PIES) at the University of California, Los Angeles in the summer of 2017.
I specialize in Indo-European comparative-historical linguistics and in the philology and linguistics of the Anatolian languages, with particular focus on Hittite. My research is concerned broadly with the synchronic and historical grammar of the Anatolian languages, and with how these inform our understanding of the rest of the Indo-European language family.
Some aspects of my recent research are outlined below; downloadable versions of my publications and conference handouts/posters/slides are available here. Feel free to contact me with any questions here.
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- 12/5/2021: This past week I participated in a public conversation (as part of the University of Oxford's Anatolian Seminar series) with Alwin Kloekhorst about Hittite and what it can tell us about Proto-Indo-European word stress. The moderators posed a series of big questions to each of us; you can find my answers in the slides here.
- 11/5/2021: The 32nd UCLA Indo-European Conference is today, and I'm talking about Indo-European *–r/n-stems (again) — specifically, about how stress mobility developed diachronically in this category, and more generally, why we find stress mobility in IE words that once had fixed root stress. The slides are here.
- 10/27/2021: Today I'll be giving a talk at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The talk is concerned with the morphophonology of non-primary derivatives in Proto-Indo-European and in the ancient Indo-European languages. You can find the slides here.
- 10/5/2021: I am happy to report that I've had a new article accepted for publication at Indo-European Linguistics. In the paper, I propose a new prosodic reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European *–mon-stem, and consider the implications of this reconstruction for the morphophonology of PIE non-primary derivatives. You can check out the manuscript here. I have also made some updates to the Resources page.