- Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Comparative Linguistics, University of Zürich
- Honorary affiliate, Department of Language & Linguistics, La Trobe University
Doctor of Philosophy, Linguistics
February 2018 Department of Languages & Linguistics La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia Thesis topic: The Tone System of Tangsa-Nocte and Related Northern Naga Varieties Avisor: Dr. Stephen Morey Co-advisor: Marija Tabain
Master of Arts, Linguistics
November 2014 College of Humanities, Institute of Linguistics National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan Thesis topic: A Preliminary Look at the Historical Development of Modern Tàihú Wú Dialects 現代吳語太湖片發展的初步分析 Qualifying paper: Aspect Marking in Affirmative Statements: A Synchronic and Diachronic Look at Standard Mandarin and Wú Advisor: Dr. Chang Kuang-yu 張光宇
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy
2007, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, United States
Scholarships and Grants
2018/10 Research funding Awarded by La Trobe University Linguistics department Disciplinary Research Program for the development of an online database of collected information on Tangsa-Nocte language varieties and historical data.
2017/11 Research funding
Awarded by the La Trobe University School of Humanities and Social Sciences for the development dictionaries for under-documented languages in North-East India
2016/10 Internal Research Grant
Grant # 2016‐2‐HDR‐0027 Awarded by La Trobe University School of Humanities and Social Sciences to assist in covering costs for a 6-month trip to field research sites in Myanmar and India.
2016/09 Linguistics Disciplinary Research Program Grant
Grant # 2016-1-DRP-13 Awarded by the Executive Committee of the Linguistics Disciplinary Research Program at La Trobe University for the purposes of further development of Phonemica, an online platform for crowd-sourced language documentation.
2015/09 Internal Research Grant
Grant # 2015‐2‐HDR‐0033 Awarded by La Trobe University School of Humanities and Social Sciences to assist in covering costs for a 6-month trip to field research sites in Myanmar and India.
2016/10 Linguistics Disciplinary Research Program Grant
Grant # 2016-1-DRP-14 Awarded by the Department of Languages & Linguistics to cover costs of an intensive Burmese language program taught by Dr. John Okell in Melbourne, Australia for the sake of assisting in field research while in Myanmar.
2015–2018 Full Fee Research Scholarship at La Trobe University,
funded through an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship grant for the project entitled A multifaceted study of Tangsa – a network of linguistic varieties in North East India. Grant # ARC FT100100614