My dissertation research is on the salience of language in the makeup of national identity, and my current project explores the interplay of language and nationalism/national identity in twentieth-century language primers from the Balkans.
My love of languages, I have come to realize, stems from always having been curious about other people and other cultures. So, as soon as I was able to, I began to travel. And I love exploring different cultures not only through their languages but also through their food!
In addition to my work with Global Engagement, I am also a personal trainer and group fitness instructor at the Margot Connell Recreation Center here at Boston College.