from 09/2011 Researcher in the project “Pragmatic Resources in Old Indo-European Languages”, Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo
2009-08/2011 postdoctoral fellow at TOPOI
2008-09 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation /American Council of Learned Societies Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellowship
2008 Ph.D. in Linguistics, Stanford university Dissertation: “The mixing of syntactic properties and language change”
2006 M.A. in Linguistics, Stanford University
2002 B.A. in Languages and Culture of West Africa, St. Petersburg University