I'm a PhD candidate in the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

My CV can be found here.

As a sociocultural linguist, I believe that the linguistic is always political.

My research has multiple strands, which tie together structural and sociocultural approaches:

I work on language documentation and maintenance with Tu'un Savi (Mixtec)-speaking communities in California, with a particular focus on youth’s language and identity practices in the face of first-dimension language shift.

I use linguistic theories and methodologies to analyze acts of discursive world-building, particularly among powerful groups in American society.

I do linguistics outreach education and study the ways that linguists can apply our research findings to change oppressive ideologies about languages and speakers.  

All of these strands are linked by a focus on the intersection between language and social justice.

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Upcoming Events

  • With Mary Bucholtz, Eric Campbell, Alexia Fawcett, Gabriel Mendoza, Simon Peters, and Griselda Reyes Basurto, I’ll be presenting a paper entitled “MILPA: A Community-Centered Linguistic Collaboration Supporting Indigenous Oaxacan Languages in California” at the 6th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC) in Honolulu, Hawai’i (February 28-March 3).