My research lab investigates issues concerning mind, music, and language.

Currently the lab is run remotely, so the methods we use include corpus research (using COCA, TV Corpus, Movie Corpus, etc.), crowd-sourcing research (using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk), and philosophical analysis.

Participation in the lab is highly selective and voluntary. Members of the lab are united by our shared research interests and desire to publish high-quality scholarly research about issues concerning mind, music, and language. Current topics of interest include the meaning and use of slurs, the content and impact of stereotypes, hate speech and appropriation, music and psychological wellbeing, embodiment, martial arts, and dog-human play.

To apply for a volunteer research position, you may email me (a) a statement of purpose discussing your interests in doing research in this lab (mention your topic of interest and method you would like to use), (b) an unofficial copy of your transcript (I’m mostly interested in grades for relevant coursework), and (c) a writing sample (your best paper from a college course will work).

Thanks for your interest in joining our lab.