A Muscovite by birth, I grew up in the Netherlands, and obtained my B.A. and M.Phil. in Linguistics at Leiden University. After this, I was lucky enough to join the PhD program in Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Here, I wrote a dissertation
After a year at Harvard University, I am currently a Senior Lecturer with Linguistics and Modern Languages at the University of Huddersfield, where I continue my research program in computational and theoretical phonology while teaching general linguistics, phonetics, phonology, and linguistic fieldwork.
In my free time, I like to admire good architecture and painting (especially from the mid 20th century), enjoy some opera, read up on vintage recipes, and take the train to new and exciting places. I also enjoy playing the piano and singing when I can find the time.