Recent research

The Ticha Project

Since 2013, I have been a research assistant on the Ticha Project, a digital text explorer of Colonial Zapotec documents (Lillehaugen et al. 2016). Among other projects, I have worked on the digitization of Zapotec manuscripts and the transcription and XML-encoding of Cordova's Arte.

Valley Zapotec Talking Dictionaries

In 2015-2016, as part of the Linguistics Field School (NSF REU Site Grant #1461056) in Oaxaca, I helped build Talking Dictionaries for three Valley Zapotec languages (Lillehaugen et al. 2016a, 2016b,2016c).

Indigenous language engagement on Twitter

I actively engage with indigenous languages on Twitter (@mayhplumb). In 2016 and 2017 I participated in the Voces del Valle Project to encourage indigenous language speakers to write on Twitter (see #UsaTuVoz).

Research positions

  • Ticha Project (Haverford College), 2013 - 2017.
    Research Assistant to Brook Danielle Lillehugen
  • Linguistics Field School (NSF REU Site Grant #1461056), Summer 2016.
    Student Coordinator
  • Linguistics Field School (NSF REU Site Grant #1461056), Summer 2015.
    Student Researcher