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’m the director of the Field Syntax Lab at the University of Rochester.
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, backward control, relative clauses and the syntax-phonology interface.