Curriculum Vitae
February 2023


Language Policy Forum – London-SOAS
The Revolving Door of Agentive Spaces for Change: Timescales and Trajectories in Timor-Leste’s Mother-Tongue Pilot Program
With Kerry Taylor-Leech (Griffith University)
(LPF slides)

Presentation to the CoOL – MPI group (Leipzig)
Jalan Avenida: Ideas, Ideologies, and Issues in Indonesian Investigations


Linguistic Landscape Workshop 13
“Who?!” Street Naming Practices in Dili, Timor-Leste from Colony, to Occupied Territory, to Independent Nation, and Beyond
(slides) (video recording)

Sociolinguistic Symposium 24
Politics (of Tetun) in the Linguistic Landscape of Dili, Timor-Leste
(slides) (video recording)

 Disempowering”: Global development ideologies and the expression of attitudes toward Timor-Leste’s language situation
(slides) (video recording)

Talking about ourselves; Self-referential location information in the linguistic landscape of Dili, Timor-Leste (with Hannah Sawall and Pascal Nabers)
(slides) (video recording)

The Linguistic Landscape of Tourism Workshop, Universität Duisburg-Essen
The Commodification of Tetun in the Tourist Landscape of Dili, Timor-Leste
(slides) (video recording)


Timor-Leste Studies Association Conference 2017, New Research on Timor-Leste
“Attitudes Toward Tetun Dili”

PhD: Attitudes Toward Tetun Dili, A Language of East Timor
Dissertation Report (A4) 1.8M, 70pgs (shorter, non-technical summary)
Dissertation Report (US Letter) 1.8M, 72pgs
Master Draft June1 (US Letter)  4.1M, 359pgs


2016 Annual Conference of the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
“MTB-MLE in East Timor and Its Bidirectional Relationship with Language Ideologies”

4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC)
“Planning for Assessment in Language Programs: A Practical Tool”

14th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology (ICLASP)
“Portuguese Word Choice in Tetun Dili, a Creole Language of East Timor”

2nd International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages
“Multilingualism and Mother Tongues in Dili, Timor-Leste”

13th East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference
“Mapping Metalinguistic Knowledge in Dili, Timor-Leste”