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. Starting in January 2023 I will return to UCLA as an assistant professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC) and in PIES.
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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- 6/24/2022: Today I'm in Cambridge (MA, USA), where I'll be talking about the Hittite words for 'ash' and 'hearth' and what they tell us about Indo-European morphophonology — in particular, of non-primary derivatives. You can find the slides here.
- 5/4/2022: Well, it's now official — in January 2023 I will return to UCLA as an assistant professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and in the Program in Indo-European Studies. I couldn't be more excited to head back to LA and (re)join the excellent faculties of NELC and of PIES.
- 2/21/2022: Tomorrow I'll be "at" UCLA, where I'll be giving a talk on the morphosyntax of motion verbs in Anatolian and Indo-European, and why this matters for how we interpret Hittite texts. The slides are available here (see the Research page for the underlying data).
- 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.