I'm an anthropological linguist at the University of Miami. Much of my research is concerned with understanding the effects of language on
nonlinguistic cognition. (In other words, it addresses the following question: "How does the language you speak impact how you think?") I've
been exploring such effects primarily through research among Amazonian populations.
In addition, my most recent research has uncovered geographic effects on the sound systems of human languages. (See publications.)
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 out in current research projects.
PhD, Master's, Rice University
BA, University of Pittsburgh (Phi Beta Kappa, Summa cum laude)
Miscellaneous: Semester at Sea. Summer study at Tel Aviv University.
Financial advisor at Morgan Stanley. (Series 7, 66...)