I am currently a PhD student at Stanford University. I am broadly interested in the field of sociolinguistics, with particular interests in these areas: the linguistic and discursive production of sex, gender, and sexuality; theories of sociolinguistic indexicality and enregisterment; and sociophonetics. In my undergraduate thesis, I focused on current and historical work on the non-modal phonation type creaky voice, aiming to both complicate the existing genealogy of its meaning and to illustrate how certain claims of its iconicity both reaffirm and recapitulate binary sex.
I am especially interested in the linguistic practices of transgender speakers, particularly transgender women. My current and ongoing project is on voice feminization training. I am also interested in surgical interventions into the voice, namely voice feminization surgery, of which there are multiple types.