I focus on phonetics and phonology, meaning I'm interested in the physical attributes of speech sounds, the complex patterns they form, and the abstract representations they embody in our mental grammars.
My research specializations are intonation, voice quality, (dis)similarity, and reduplication. You can learn about my model of Bengali intonation, which I am currently adapting to the prosodically diverse languages of South Asia.
Every year, I teach phonetics, phonology, and half of our introductory course on formal linguistics. I also teach more specialized courses on intonation, laboratory phonology, phonological knowledge, field methods, and South Asian languages.
I also serve as the director of our department's Lab of Linguistics, where our faculty and students conduct research on diverse languages and their varieties.