I'm a PhD candidate (ABD) in the Linguistics Department at UC Berkeley. Using computational modeling and behavioral experiments, I study the role that abstract social categories, built up through interaction, can play in the perception of spoken language.
I'm a proud member of the UC Berkeley PhonLab and the Sociolinguistics Lab at Berkeley (SLaB). My co-advisors are Prof Keith Johnson and the University of Kentucky's Prof Kevin McGowan. My work will forever be indebted to the inimitable Dr. Susan Lin.
I use both she/her and they/them, and most prefer that people do use both!
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We recognize that Berkeley sits on the territory of Huichin, the ancestral and unceded land of the Chochenyo Ohlone, the successors of the historic and sovereign Verona Band of Alameda County. This land was and continues to be of great importance to the Ohlone people. We recognize that every member of the Berkeley community has, and continues to benefit from the use and occupation of this land, since the institution’s founding in 1868. Consistent with our values of community and diversity, we have a responsibility to acknowledge and make visible the university’s relationship to Native peoples. By offering this Land Acknowledgement, we affirm Indigenous sovereignty and will work to hold University of California Berkeley more accountable to the needs of American Indian and Indigenous peoples.