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I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Stanford University. I hold degrees from Stanford University (PhD, MA) and Cornell University (BA) and have been a faculty member at Georgetown University. My research examines the social significance of phonetic variation and its role in the construction of identity, most notably gender, sexuality, and race. My most recent projects focus on the interrelation between linguistic variation and embodiment in the expression of affect. I direct the Interactional Sociophonetics Lab and actively participate in the Voices of California project. I have co-edited Research Methods in Linguistics (with Devyani Sharma) and the forthcoming Social Meaning and Linguistic Variation (with Lauren Hall-Lew and Emma Moore). I live in San Francisco, where I train for triathlons.