I am a linguist and cognitive scientist currently working as a postdoctoral associate in the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science.
My research focuses on the relationship between natural language syntax and non-linguistic cognition. I use a mix of behavioral experiments and cross-linguistic comparison to uncover how the world is represented in the mind and how the building blocks of thought can be bundled up in natural language.
I have been particularly interested in the event domain: how we think about events, how we talk about events, and the relationship between the two. Specific topics that I work on include the relationship between event roles and argument structure, investigated within the theoretical domains of linguistic binding and control, and the composition of complex event representations and attitudes, viewed through the lens clausal embedding.
I am especially excited by experimental methods in syntax/semantics and the insights they provide into fuzzier corners of human language. Here at Rutgers, I am a faculty associate in the Meaning Across Languages Lab. As a graduate student, I was a member of the Harvard Meaning & Modality Lab.
I received my PhD from the Department of Linguistics at Harvard University. You can find my dissertation on binding in English locative prepositional phrases here.