I am a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Cognitive and Information Sciences Program at UC Merced. I work with Teenie Matlock at the Interactive Cognition Lab.

My research is currently about the application of theories and methods in metaphor research to a better understanding of important social issues. My research areas are broadly:

  • Applied metaphor research
  • Computational and corpus linguistic approaches to metaphor
  • Construction grammar
  • The sociolinguistics of metaphor use

My manuscripts and presentations can be found in the Publications section on this site, as well as on Academia and ResearchGate. Follow me on Academia.edu and on ResearchGate.

Upcoming Talks

Cancer is a Tumultuous Journey: A Cross-linguistic Analysis of Metaphor
San Francisco State University, Communication Studies Department
October 25th, 2017

Cancer is a Tumultuous Journey: A Cross-linguistic Analysis of Metaphor
UC Davis Linguistics Colloquium
October 30, 2017

The Role of Grammar in Computer-Aided Metaphor Research
University of Colorado-Boulder, Department of Linguistics Linguistics Circle
November 15, 2017