I’m currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics
at the University of Connecticut. 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 phenomena underlying structure building, such as selection, displacement and agreement. My dissertation is 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, complementation, left-periphery phenomena, relativization and syntax-phonology interface.


  • In the fall of 2019, I will be joining the the Department of Linguistics at the University of Rochester as an Assistant Professor.
  • I will be teaching a seminar on head displacement at the 2019 NYI (St.Petersburg, Russia).