R E S E A R C H
I'm an anthropological linguistics professor at the University of Miami. Much of my research is concerned with understanding the effects of
language on nonlinguistic cognition. I've explored such effects primarily through work with Amazonian populations.
In addition, some of my recent work examines the relationship between human sound systems and the geographic contexts in which they are used.
For press summaries of this work, or to check out the actual research, click on 'publications'.
T E A C H I N G
I teach a variety of courses at UM on topics such as linguistic anthropology, linguistic typology, phonetics, and the evolution of language. My
students are great, and some are helping in current research projects.
In the spring of 2015 I'll be teaching on Semester at Sea.
E D U C A T I O N
PhD, Master's, Rice University
BA, University of Pittsburgh (Phi Beta Kappa, Summa cum laude)