I’m an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Rochester. I received my PhD from the University of Chicago Linguistics Department.

I work in syntax and morphology, with main focus on verbal morphosyntax in Bantu languages. I’m interested in clausal architecture and processes underlying structure building, such as selection, displacement and agreement. My dissertation was a study of verbal periphrasis and inflectional dependencies in multi-verb constructions in Zimbabwean Ndebele. Other topics I’ve worked on include clause nominalization, head-movement, do-support, complementation, left-periphery phenomena, relativization and syntax-phonology interface.