I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham. I was previously a Drapers’ Company Research Fellow and Director of Studies for Spanish & Portuguese at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge; Lumley Bye-Fellow in Linguistics at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge; and a College Lecturer at Exeter, Jesus and Trinity Colleges, University of Oxford. I have also taught Hispanic Linguistics at Queen Mary, University of London. I received my PhD from the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge, in 2017.
I specialise in comparative (Ibero-)Romance linguistics, morphosyntax and dialectology, with a particular focus on non-standard synchronic and diachronic variation. My wider research interests include (formal) linguistic theory, philosophy of language, language documentation, language policy, and linguistics in education.
I am principal investigator of a British Academy/Leverhulme-funded documentation project on the grammar of Judeo-Spanish (2019-21); and co-ordinate the Linguistics in Schools Transatlantic Educational Network (LISTEN!) initiative (2018-), a network of educators working in schools and universities across Europe and the USA with an interest in developing Linguistics-oriented curricula and resources for primary/secondary (K-12) schools. I am also project lead for Spanish on the multi-institutional Linguistics in MFL project (2017-), whose goal is to introduce a Linguistics ‘content’ component in Modern Languages at Key Stage 5 (A levels) in UK schools.
Si hablas una lengua/habla que procede de la Península Ibérica, sobre todo si no tiene estatus oficial o está amenazada, por favor, documenta tu lengua aquí.