I am a Ph.D. Candidate in linguistics at the University of California San Diego.

My research is focused on tone, grammatical tone, and tone-morphology interactions, and also includes work on compounding, grammaticalization, wordhood, prosodic typology, grammatical gender, loanword adaptations, and bilingualism.

I do linguistic fieldwork with diaspora communities, and I work with native speakers of Somali, Rere (aka. Koalib), and Tira.

In a former life, I played guitar in the Norwegian progrock band Suburban Savages.