I’m a linguist interested in language change and comparison. In my research, I combine methods and approaches from historical linguistics, typology, and language documentation. I develop workflows, databases, and analyses that are re-usable and reproducible for researchers and can be made useful to the communities that share their data.

I’m currently a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Bern under the supervision of Linda Konnerth. I have a PhD in Linguistics from the University of California, Santa Barbara (USA) and the Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig (Germany). My dissertation is a collection of three articles on Mixtec(an) language history using qualitative and quantitative methods.

  • PhD in Linguistics, 2022

    University of California Santa Barbara & Max Planck Institut für Evolutionäre Anthropologie

  • MA in General Linguistics, 2015

    Universität Zürich

  • BA in General Linguistics and Comparative Indo-European Linguistics, 2013

    Universität Zürich



(2024). Constituency in Tù'un Ntá'ví (Mixtec) of San Martín Duraznos. Constituency in the Americas.


(2023). Subgrouping in a `dialect continuum': A Bayesian phylogenetic analysis of the Mixtecan language family. Journal of Language Evolution.

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(2021). The antipassive and its relationship to person markers. Antipassive. Typology, diachrony, and related constructions.

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Trabajos sobre lenguas mixtecas en California, parte 2: resultados
Limitations of intelligibility: Dynamic relations between Mixtec communities