CV & Current Projects

Education

  • PhD: Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, York University, in progress

    • Supervisor: Dr. Philipp Angermeyer

  • MA: Forensic Linguistics (with Distinction), Hofstra University, 2017

    • Supervisor: Dr. Tammy Gales

  • Adv. BA: Linguistics, University of Manitoba, 2013

Research & Practical Experience:

  • Forensic Language Analyst: Consultant. Robert Leonard Associates.

  • Lead Research Analyst. Institute for Forensic Linguistics, Threat Assessment, and Strategic Analysis. New York

  • Case Manager. Forensic Linguistics Capital Case Innocence Project. New York

Teaching Experience

  • Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY, New York, NY, USA

    • Adjunct Lecturer (Department of Academic Literacy & Linguistics) 2020-2021

      • LIN 250: Forensic Linguistics. 1400. F21

      • LIN 250: Forensic Linguistics. 1700. F21

      • LIN 250: Forensic Linguistics. 1700. F20.

  • York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Teaching Assistant (Department of Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics) 2018-Present

    • LING/GWST/SOSC 2410: Language and Gender. TUTR 01. W22.

    • LING/GWST/SOSC 2410: Language and Gender. TUTR 02. W22.

    • LING/GWST/SOSC 2410: Language and Gender. TUTR 05. W22.

    • LING/ANTH 2420: Language and Culture. TUTR 01. F21

    • LING/ANTH 2420: Language and Culture. TUTR 02. F21

    • LING 2430: Language, Power, and Persuasion. TUTR 01. W21.

    • LING 2430: Language, Power, and Persuasion. TUTR 02. W21.

    • LING/GWST/SOSC 2410: Language and Gender. TUTR 01. F20.

    • LING/GWST/SOSC 2410: Language and Gender. TUTR 02. F20.

    • LING/GWST/SOSC 2410: Language and Gender. TUTR 04. F20.

    • LING/ANTH 2420: Language and Culture. TUTR 05. W20.

    • LING /ANTH 2420: Language and Culture. TUTR 06. W20.

    • LING 2450: Language and the Law. TUTR 01. F19.

    • LING 2450: Language and the Law. TUTR 05. F19.

    • LING 1000: Introduction to Linguistics. TUTR 06. F18/W19.

    • LING 1000: Introduction to Linguistics. TUTR 07. F18/W19.

Conference Proceedings

(2021) with Ana-Maria Jerca. “You were really good for first time in English": raciolinguistic discourse, accommodation, and gatekeeping surrounding Harnarayan Singh's English Canadian NHL broadcasts. Proceedings of the 2021 annual conference of the Canadian Linguistic Association.

MA Thesis

(2017) The progression of interpersonal stances in the writings of school shooters. [MA Thesis] Hofstra University. Hempstead, New York.

Presentations

(July 2022). From opinion to fact: ‘Beliefs’ and subjective descriptors in Canadian police reports. Paper presented at 4th European Conference of the International Association of Forensic and Legal Linguists. University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

(July 2022). The Bruton Rule: Redactions from a linguistic perspective. Paper presented at the 2022 Law and Society Global Meeting. University Institute of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal.

(June 2022). It’s not “just like on TV”: A corpus analysis and examination of Miranda warnings on TV. Paper presented at the 2022 international Investigative Interviewing Research Group. University of Winchester, Winchester, UK.

(April 2022). Redacting language evidence: linguistic ideologies and consequences of Bruton Rule redactions. Paper presented at the 2022 YorkU Graduate Symposium. York University, Toronto, Canada.

(September 2021). "It's just like on TV": TV actors vs legal actors in the Mirandizing process. Paper presented at the 15th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists. Aston University, Birmingham, UK (Online).

(June 2021). Policing masculinity: Constructing, commanding, and challenging masculinity in police interviews. Paper presented at the 17th International Pragmatics Association Conference. Zurich University, Winterthur, Switzerland (Online).

(June 2021) with Ana-Maria Jerca. "You were really good for your first time in English": Raciolinguistic discourse, accommodation, and gatekeeping surrounding Hararyan Singh's English Canadian NHL broadcasts. Paper presented at the Canadian Linguistic Association 2021 Annual Meeting. Canada. (Online). *Awarded 'honourable mention' as runners-up for the best student paper presentation.

(April 2021). "You watch TV, you know the drill": Reinforced ideologies in American police interviews when officers compare Miranda warnings to fictional TV representations. Paper presented at the 2021 YorkU Graduate Symposium. Toronto, Canada (Online).

(July 2019). "Be a man": Appealing to discursive constructions of masculinity in police interviews. Paper presented at the 14th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists. RMIT, Melbourne, Australia.

(August 2018). [Redacted]: Consequences of the Bruton Rule. Paper presented at the Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics 2018 Roundtable. University of York, York, UK.

(April 2018) with Michaela Everett. 21st Century Jihad: An evaluation of the thematic role of religion in extremist propaganda literature and radicalized online communities. Paper presented at the International Linguistic Association 63rd Annual Conference. St. John’s University, New York, USA.

(August 2017). The Progression of Interpersonal Stances in the Writings of School Shooters. Paper presented at the Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics 2017 Roundtable. Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark.

(May 2017) with Michaela Everett. The Language of Parole Board Hearings in the State of Montana. Research project presented to the ACLU, New York, USA.

(December 2016). Judgement in Threats: An Appraisal Analysis. Language as Evidence Conference. Hofstra University, New York, USA.

Invited Talks and Lectures

(April 2022). with Ana-Maria Jerca. Hockey fans as employment gatekeepers: Sounding "right" in the sportscasting booth as a racialized person. Workshop on linguistic equity and justice. University of Toronto Mississauga.

(April 2022). Relying on TV: Miranda warnings in/as practice. Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York. Department of Academic Literacy and Linguistics. Forensic Linguistics.

(February 2022). The linguist meets the legal system: An introduction to forensic linguistics. Brock University, Department of Applied Linguistics Speaker Series.

(February 2022) with Philipp Angermeyer. Forensic Linguistics. University of Toronto Mississauga, Forensic Science Program.

(November 2021). Language Evidence: Approaches & Methods. Hofstra University, Department of Comparative Literature, Languages, and Linguistics. New York.

(April 2021). "Be a man": Policing gender in police interviews. Northeastern University, Department of Linguistics. Forensic Linguistics.

(June 2020). Forensic Linguistics in Criminal Investigations: Some things to be aware of in linguistic analyses. Training seminar presented to the Federal Bureau of Investigation: Behavioural Analysis Unit (Units 1, 2, & 5).

(September 2019). The Police Interview Masculinity Persona: A gendered dilemma. Hofstra University, Department of Comparative Literature, Languages, and Linguistics. New York.

(April 2018) Words on Trial: Language as Evidence. St. Francis College, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. New York.

(March 2018). Redacting Language Evidence: A Bruton Rule Case Study. Forensic Linguistics in Counter-terrorism, Intelligence, Counterintelligence, Threat Assessment, and Law Enforcement. Hofstra University, New York.

(January 2018). Patterns of Interpersonal Stances in the Writings of School Shooters: An Appraisal Analysis. University of Manitoba, Department of Linguistics, Colloquium. Winnipeg, Manitoba

Service & Engagement

ForensicLing.com

  • In collaboration with Dr. Tammy Gales, I co-maintain ForensicLing.com, a website developed as an effort to provide access to publicly available forensic linguistic data to promote and assist in furthering the scientific inquiry, promote transparency, and encourage replicability of forensic linguistic research.

International Journal of Speech, Language, and the Law

  • Reviewer

York University Graduate Linguistics & Applied Linguistics Student Association

  • Graduate Student Mentor (2021-present)

  • Treasurer (2020-2022)

Awards

IAFLL Student Travel Bursary (2022) 400

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2021-2022) $15,000

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2020-2021) $15,000

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2019-2020) $15,000

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2018-2019) $15,000

Roger Shuy Travel Award (2019) $1000 + registration costs (Awarded on behalf of the International Association of Forensic Linguists to attend the 14th Biennial Conference in Melbourne, Australia “in recognition of the potential contribution your research brings to the development and promotion of the discipline of Forensic Linguistics")

York Graduate Scholarship (2018) $3000

Affiliations

International Association of Forensic & Legal Linguistics (IAFLL)

Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics (GSFL)

Linguistic Society of America (LSA)

Canadian Linguistic Association (CLA)

Law & Society Associaiton (LSA)

International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG)

Canadian Society of Evidence-Based Policing (CAN-SEBP)