I am an educator and scholar based in Warner Robins, Georgia, though I have also lived in New Orleans, Skopje, Berlin, and Jersey City. Additionally, I have spent considerable time in Phoenix, Arusha, and Mansa. I specialize in language documentation and description in East and East-Central Africa (particularly in Zambia, Tanzania, and the DRC) and discourse analytic approaches to intersections of language, power, and ideology. I am currently a full-time Lecturer of English at Middle Georgia State University and an Invited Professor of Linguistics at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. My research has been published in Discourse & Society, the Journal of Asian and African Studies, Lenguaje, Critical Research on Religion, and the Teaching and Learning Anthropology Journal.