a bit about me:
I am currently a visiting professor at Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts. My main research area is the semantics of African languages. I work on Akan, a Niger-Congo language spoken in Ghana. I am finishing my dissertation titled "Cross-Categorial Definiteness/Familiarity." with Professor Simon Charlow.
My research interests center on how African languages can contribute to linguistic theory, particularly formal semantic theory. My research entails applying current theories critically to Akan and other Kwa languages in an attempt to account for empirical data while also supporting or revising the existing theory. The goal is to emphasize the importance of these understudied languages in the quest for an explanatorily adequate theory. This research program is also motivated by a desire to pique the interest of native speaker linguists in formal semantic analyses in African languages.
Beyond linguistics, I am also interested in the role of women in conflict resolution, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding, with a particular emphasis on African women. As a volunteer, I have also worked as an ESL instructor for a refugee resettlement organization.