Kendall Medford is a Ph.D. Student in the Linguistics Program at Tulane. She holds a B.A. in Hispanic Linguistics and Political Science from UNC Chapel Hill. Before coming to Tulane, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic, where she worked with primary literacy on the Dominican-Haitian border. She also received a Fulbright grant for teaching English in Brazil.
Her research interests revolve around Caribbean Spanish dialects and the ways in which these dialects are perceived and inform the identity of speakers. She is primarily interested in investigating Haitian Creole influence on the Spanish spoken in the Dominican Republic.