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I am an assistant professor of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at the Department of English at Arizona State University. As an applied sociolinguist, I study written documents and recorded interactions using various discourse-analytic approaches. My work is informed by language policy, linguistic anthropology, pragmatics, and sociophonetics. I have published in several prestigious journals, including Applied Corpus LinguisticsThe Journal of Pragmatics, and Discourse StudiesHere’s more about my research, teaching, and service.


In my (very little) spare time, I like to stay active by working out. I also enjoy designing websites and posters, spending time with my adorable nieces, and hanging out with my friends and siblings. I love all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ, but dislike the feeling of having overindulged after. Oh! And I end my sentences with prepositions.