Spanish Instructor of Record
301 Gilbert Hall

I am a second-year PhD student of the Hispanic Linguistics progam. I was born in Virginia, but I have lived most of my life in North Carolina. I completed my undergraduate degree at Appalachian State University, after which I moved to Sevilla (Spain) and taught English at a private language academy. Upon returning to the U.S., I returned to ASU to begin my Master's and finished the last semester of my degree at the University of Salamanca (Spain) taking part in a very prestigious program focused on the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language.

My main research interests are:

  • The morphosyntax of clitics in Galician  
  • Grammaticalization and parameter change in the morphosyntax of medieval Romance
  • Diachronic and synchronic change