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Kimberley Baxter

Kimberley Baxter

Kimberley Baxter (she/her/hers), is a third-year Ph.D. student in NYU’s Linguistics department. She has earned two master’s degrees—one specializing in Forensic Linguistics at Hofstra University and the other in Sociolinguistics at the University of Essex—and studied Spanish at North Carolina A&T State University. Her advisor is Professor Renée Blake, and her current linguistic interests are Regional Syntactic Variation in African American English, and Syntax in Jamaican Patwa, Gullah, and other English-Lexifier Atlantic Creoles.