CV

A full downloadable CV is available here: CV [PDF]

Education

  • PhD, Linguistics (2009-2013)
    • School of Languages and Linguistics, The University of Melbourne.
    • Dissertation: Lamjung Yolmo copulas in use: Evidentiality, questions and reported speech
  • Honours Year (2007)
    • School of Languages and Linguistics, The University of Melbourne. First Class Honors.
    • Thesis (12,000 words): English native speakers’ perceptions of gesture
  • Bachelor of Arts (2004-2006)
    • The University of Melbourne
    • Majors: Linguistics and Art History

Recent Employment

  • Department of Linguistics, La Trobe University
    • January 2017-January 2020, David Myers Research Fellow
    • Project: What does it mean to speak Yolmo? Language change, maintenance and use in cultural expression
  • Department of Linguistics, SOAS, University of London
    • June 2015-June 2017, ELDP Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    • Project: Documenting and describing Kagate, an endangered Tibeto-Burman language of Nepal
  • Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, HSS, Nanyang Technological University
    • 2014-2015, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    • Project: Documenting Kagate language use in interaction

Publications & presentations

Select grants & awards

  • Firebird Foundation Grant “Documentation of Langtang” (2016) (Co-Investigator Austin Lord).
  • Endangered Languages Documentation Project (ELDP) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship “Documenting and describing Syuba (Kagate), an endangered Tibeto-Burman language of Nepal” (2015-2017)
  • NTU Tier 1 Grant. NTU School of Art, Design and Media “The development of Artistic and Participatory Means of Recording, Writing and Transmitting the Stories and Knowledge of Kagate, an Endangered Language of Nepal” (2014-2015) (Co-Investigator Joan Kelly)
  • Firebird Foundation Grant “Documenting the traditional songs and stories of Kagate, a language of Nepal” (2013)
  • Stack Exchange Fellowship (2012)
  • Awesome Foundation Grant (2012)