I'm an anthropological and cognitive linguist at the University of Miami. My research explores topics like linguistic relativity and language evolution. It relies on field research in Amazonia as well as analyses of data from thousands of languages. For more info check out my publications.
Presently I'm Professor & Chair of the Anthropology Department at UM, with a secondary appointment in Psychology. I'm a member of the inaugural class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows.
I teach a variety of courses at UM. My students are great, and some are helping in current research projects. I have previously taught on Semester at Sea.