As a linguist I am excited about the beauty and dignity of languages across the globe. I have worked in remote parts of Northern Australia documenting the highly endangered languages MalakMalak, Matngele and Jaminjung. In North America, I have been involved in language revitalization projects for the Acoma, Ute, Stoney Nakoda, Ho-Chunk and Cowlitz tribes and First Nations. I believe that the languages of the world hold invaluable treasures to understanding human culture and mind and as such should be documented, treasured, and preserved for generations to come.
I am affiliated with the University of Oregon as Honorary Research Associate and also work as a Linguistic Project Manager for The Language Conservancy. At my last position as a postdoc at the University of Chicago I was a member of the Language in Time and Space Research Group.
I also blog occasionally about Australian Languages, fieldwork, running, hiking, healthy food and lifestyle.