I am a postdoc in the Linguistics department at Northwestern University. I recently received my PhD in Cognitive Science from Johns Hopkins. My dissertation is titled "Structured Variation in Obstruent Production and Perception" and can be found here.

My research focuses on the ability of the mind/brain to utilize fine-grained acoustic information in the representation of phonetic and phonological categories. This draws from the fields of phonetics, speech perception, automatic speech recognition, and phonology.


Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D., 2017, Cognitive Science

New York University
B.A., 2012, German and Linguistics
summa cum laude

How to pronounce my name: ['ɛlənɔɹ 'ʃadɹɔf]