Brief bio

After completing a PhD in Linguistics at Cambridge University, I joined the faculty at the University of Illinois, where I worked for 11 years first as assistant and then as associate professor of Linguistics. I was also affiliated with the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. In January 2017, I was appointed professor and chair of sociolinguistics at the University of Leiden (Center for Linguistics), where I am also head of discipline Culture at the BA International Studies in the Hague. I gave my inaugural lecture on 20 April 2018 on the topic of "Language and belonging". I have held post-doctoral positions at the University of Cambridge Computer Lab and at the British School at Athens in Greece and taught at the Universities of Athens and Cyprus.

I have served as Co-Editor in Chief for the Journal of Pragmatics (2017-2021) and a member of the editorial boards of Pragmatics & Cognition, the International Review of Pragmatics, the Journal of Politeness Research, the Journal of Modern Greek Studies, and Lodz Papers in Pragmatics, among others.


Office: Reuvensplaats 0.36, 2311 BE Leiden

Mailing Address: Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, Postbus 9515, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands

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