I'm a postdoctoral research fellow working with Bruno Galantucci at Yeshiva University in New York. Our lab webpage is here. We conduct experiments in which participants communicate using artificial languages, or have to construct new languages from scratch, an approach referred to increasingly as Experimental Semiotics. The data from these experiments help us understand how language and communication work and how communication systems get off the ground.
I'm especially interested in the influence of social factors (such as frequency of interaction and intergroup dynamics) on cultural evolution, particularly as it pertains to language. Broadly speaking I'm also interested in most issues related to historical and evolutionary linguistics, and cultural evolution in general.
You can take a look at my CV here.