I am a postdoctoral scholar in the Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment at Florida International University.
My primary research interests lie in language variation and change stemming from situations of ethnic contact in the US. I study the variation related to
social identities, institutional ideologies, and the hegemonic structure of race.
I have conducted research on a number of topics including historical
variation in African American Language morphosyntax, English prosodic rhythm comparisons between South Florida ethnicities, and the relationship between the language, ethnicity, and social identity
Dissertation: Race, ethnicity, interests, and linguistic variation at a primarily Black Miami middle school