In the fall of 2017, I joined the Linguistics faculty at Boston University as an Assistant Professor, specializing in semantics and pragmatics. My research concerns the meanings of small words in various languages, the invisible forces that give complex expressions their meanings, and sometimes even the nature of meaning itself.
I received a B.A. in Linguistics from Northwestern University in 2002 and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Stanford University in 2009. I became Docent in Linguistics through the University of Gothenburg in December 2013. ("Docent" is the Swedish equivalent of a German "Habilitation", a post-Ph.D. qualification, regardless of what Google Translate might have you believe.)
Papers, handouts, and slides I have produced are available on my research page.
My full CV is available in PDF format here.