My name is Katya (Ekaterina in official documents). I am a third year Ph.D. student in Linguistics at McGill University. I got my BA and MA degrees in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics from Moscow State University.

My research focuses on syntax, syntax-semantics interface and fieldwork. The languages I am currently working on the most are Kanien’kéha (Mohawk) and Kirundi. I am a member of the Montreal Understudied Languages Linguistics Lab (MULL-Lab). In my past projects I also focused on Russian, as well as on some indigenous languages of Russia, including Hill Mary, Buryat and Balkar.

I am from a Russian city Ulyanovsk. Vladimir Lenin was born there and it also has a beautiful view of the Volga River. Aside from linguistics, I like watching films, swimming and biking.