I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Culture, Language, and Performing Arts at Brigham Young University–Hawai’i.
Most recently, Dr. Andrea Berez-Kroeker (PI), Dr. Bradley McDonnell (co-PI), Dr. Lauren Collister, and I co-edited the volume The Open Handbook of Linguistic Data Management, published with MIT Press.
My research foci are language typology, language documentation and conservation, and historical linguistics. Other research interests include morphology, animacy hierarchies, inverse voice, numeral systems, ethnomusicology language documentation, ancient writing systems, Austronesian languages, and pidgins and creoles. I am interested in the interaction between typology and language acquisition in revitalization contexts. I’m also interested in exploring the role of music in language revitalization.