Ksenia Ershova

Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

About Me


I am a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT and will be an associate professor in the Linguistics Research Department at University College London starting in fall 2024. I hold a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Chicago and was previously a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University. I am primarily interested in syntax and its interfaces. Most of my research focuses on indigenous languages of the Caucasus and Polynesia.

Current projects:

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News and upcoming

13 December 2023 — colloquium talk in the Institute of Linguistics at Leipzig University, title TBA.

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I'm passionate about my dog Boonie, dog training, and animal welfare advocacy.

I occasionally post about our training journey on Instagram: @booniethegoodboy.


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