Short Bio

I am a Black Biracial cisgendered woman who grew up in East Tennessee. I am 34 and Catholic. I identify as bisexual and use feminine pronouns (she/her/hers). These intersecting identities inform my scholarship. Using my research to be effective outside the academy is what drives the questions I engage with, where I place my publications, and where I choose to present my work. 

Outside of academics, I sing for my church, walk in the woods, read and write poetry, and engage in several activist networks. I also collect vintage pencils.


This is Zelda, my heart. :) Underneath is her brother, Gus, for whom she hangs the moon.

The University of Michigan

Department of Linguistics

440 Lorch Hall 

611 Tappan Street 

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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