I'm an Assistant Professor of Linguistics and English at the University of South Carolina (USC).
My research centers on language in contact and in context, themes that capture both my languages of interest (Creoles and other high-contact and minoritized language varieties, such as Kwéyòl Donmnik) and my domains of interest (e.g., pragmatic elements, such as pragmatic markers). I'm also passionate about the inclusion of minoritized languages in linguistics pedagogy and am engaged in research centered on the linguistic and professional experiences of Black faculty in the language sciences.
What I love most about being a linguist is having opportunities to spark ah-ha! moments about varieties and features of language that are marginalized, stigmatized, or overlooked. In my work, I draw upon a mixture of methodologies, including corpus-based analyses, metalinguistic interviews and surveys, and experimental tasks.
On this website, you will find more information about my work and my current goings-on. If you'd like to know more, I never turn down an opportunity to chat about language over a cup of tea.