I am currently a postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Michigan, sponsored by National Science Foundation's Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic (NSF's SBE) Sciences. I received my PhD in Linguistics at the University of Southern California in May 2018. I did my postdoc training in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at UCLA School of Medicine. While at UCLA, I taught courses as Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics.
My linguistic research on spoken language fits under the umbrella of cognitive science, as the field of phonetics stands at the interface of speech action and perception. The scope of my research encompasses prosodic dynamics in speech, intergenerational language change, lexical access, interactional speech, and linguistic and personal aspects of voice quality. I've extended the scope of this work to different modalities, including co-speech gestures (new project awarded by NSF [link]) and ASL.
December 17, 2021: I'm giving a colloquium talk at l'Université Sorbonne Nouvelle/Paris 3's Laboratoire de Phonétique et Phonologie at the! The talk is entitled "Talker identity from acoustic variability." [abstract]
Due to COVID-19, this talk was given virtually (contact me if you'd like the link to the recorded talk).