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I am a Lecturer in Linguistics at Queen Mary University of London. I got my PhD at MIT, and have a BA and MA from Utrecht University. My research looks at issues in minimalist syntax, with a particular focus on understudied languages.

In my current research, I am looking at the A/A'-distinction and copy deletion, guided by data from the Nilotic language Dinka. I am also working on object licensing in Fijian. Some of my work on Dinka can be seen in a paper on successive cyclicity, with Norvin Richards. In previous research, I've worked on aspect splits in agreement in Neo-Aramaic languages with Laura Kalin, as well as nominal concord in Zazaki with Maziar Toosarvandani.

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