I am a PhD Candidate at The Ohio State University in the Department of Linguistics.
My primary 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, and social groups: Social and linguistic causes
of language variation among 6th grade students at a primarily Black South Florida middle school