I am a cognitive scientist who works in the linguistic subfields of phonetics and laboratory phonology. Most of my work is related in one way or another to speech prosody.
I completed my Ph.D. in the Linguistics Department at UCLA and have been at the City University of New York (CUNY) ever since. As of fall 2023, I am Professor (Full) in the following programs at CUNY: the Undergraduate Program in Linguistics at the College of Staten Island (where my lab, the CUNY Prosody Lab, is located), the MA/PhD Program in Linguistics at the CUNY Graduate Center, and the PhD Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the CUNY Graduate Center.
News / upcoming talks and presentations
- We’ve been awarded $438,275 by NSF to build the The NYC Individual Differences Corpus! (Jason Bishop, Jelena Krivokapic, Laurel MacKenzie). Work starts at CUNY/Michigan/NYU in summer/fall 2023
- Colloquium talk, Department of Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania, 21 April 2023
- Colloquium talk, Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University, 24 Feb, 2023
- Invited talk at the Gradience in Intonation Workshop, Lisbon, Portugal, 27 May, 2022
- Colloquium talk, Department of Linguistics, Yale University, 11 April, 2022
- Colloquium talk, Cologne Center of Language Sciences, Cologne, Germany, 10 January, 2022
- Poster at the 181st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, 29 Nov. – 3 Dec. 2021
- The Accent Advantage in Phoneme Detection: Importance of Local Context, Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 2022
- Autistic traits predict spectral correlates of vowel intelligibility for female speakers. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2022.