My interests focus on bilingualism and second-language acquisition. In particular, I’m interested in second-language learners and their experiences learning in both formal and informal contexts. This can include learner attitudes and perceptions, but also can include psycholinguistic studies of learner biases and transfer. This stems from my experiences in both quantitative and qualitative research, and I try to perform mixed-methods research whenever possible.

Current Projects

L2 Japanese learner awareness and attitudes towards target language variation – a two-part study analyzing 1. the awareness/attitudes of Intermediate Japanese students towards particular variations in their target language, and 2. these students’ Japanese professors’ attitudes and experiences towards this variation. Done independently. (NOTE: I’m being vague on purpose as this study is ongoing; privately contact me for more details)