Hello and welcome to my personal webpage!
I am a Lecturer in Linguistics in the Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex.
I teach on a range of undergraduate modules, mainly looking at topics related to language structure and meaning (syntax, semantics), but also covering research methods and languages of Africa and the African diaspora.
I am interested in linguistic variation, particularly how and why languages change. I am also interested the relationship between linguistics and social justice. You can find out more on my research page.
Prior to joining Essex, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Osaka University, supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow at SOAS, University of London. In 2018 I was a Visiting Professor at Ghent University (2018). And since 2018 I have been a Research Associate of the University of the Free State in South Africa.