Katherine R. Russell

Hi! I am a PhD candidate in the Linguistics Department at UC Berkeley, in my fifth year in the program. My research interests center on phonology and its interfaces with morphology and syntax, particularly in West African languages. I'm a recipient of the NSF GRFP. Before coming to Berkeley, I graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in linguistics and minor in Turkish.

Outside of linguistics, I enjoy playing piano, figure skating, reading, biking, taking photos, drinking tea, and solving puzzles (crossword, jigsaw, you name it). I also love to travel and have studied abroad in Mexico, Turkey, Finland, Tanzania and Poland. I speak (to varying degrees) English, Spanish, Polish, French, Turkish, Finnish and Kiswahili. 

The photo in my header was taken by Hannah Sande in Gnagbodougnoa, Côte d'Ivoire. The headshot was taken by Ethan Gordon in Los Altos, California.