My research is centered on the connections between language and identity, the ways those connections manifest in the world, and how they become points of interaction (and conflict) for individuals. I am particularly interested in how these social processes play out among diasporic communities and queer communities. As a linguist who believes in social justice, my hope is that my work will facilitate a deeper understanding of miscommunication, helping to resolve such divisions in order to strengthen freedom of self-expression, diversity, and equality.
"Philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it." ~ Karl Marx
- Introduction to Linguistics
- Language and Society