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Senior Lecturer of African Languages
Coordinator, Program in African Languages
Ph.D., University of Virginia

  • 347 Pugh Hall (LLC Office)
  • 423 Grinter Hall (African Studies Office)
  • 352.273.2953 & 392.6232
  • Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Office Hours — Spring 2020

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Or by appointment

Areas of Research

My areas of specialization are Africa, particularly Eastern and Central Africa, and the topics that I have specialized in are language and culture, ethnography of communication, sociolinguistics, language policy and development, discourse analysis, language contact phenomena (bilingualism/multilingualism, codeswitching, borrowings, pidgins), language policy in education, and ethno-lexicography.

Courses Taught

  • HUM 2420 African Humanities
  • SWA 2200 and 2201 Intermediate Swahili 1 and 2