Education

University of Oxford

PhD General Linguistics & Comparative Philology, 2012 - 2015

  • Investigating phonetic motivations for ancient sound changes
  • Developed new extraction and analysis algorithms to use in conjunction with standard NLP methods with audio corpora in 3 living languages, and for text corpora in 2 ancient languages
  • Co-ordinated multiple stage experiments to analyse phonetic data from human subjects

University of Oxford

MSt (Distinction) General Linguistics & Comparative Philology, 2010 - 2011

  • Courses in Phonetics, Phonology, Syntax, Semantics, Historical Linguistics

University of Manchester

BA (Hons) First Class, Classics, 2007 - 2010

  • Dissertation on Linear B and the grammar of Mycenaean Greek

Technology

Programming

Python ♦♦♦♦♦

AWK ♦♦♦♦♦

Bash ♦♦♦♦♦

R ♦♦♦♦♦

(...and HTML5/CSS, but only for this site!)

Software

ESPS ♦♦♦♦♦

Praat ♦♦♦♦♦

Latex ♦♦♦♦

SPSS ♦♦♦♦

Languages

English ♦♦♦♦♦

Ancient Greek ♦♦♦♦♦

Latin ♦♦♦♦♦

German ♦♦♦♦♦

Spanish ♦♦♦♦♦

Experience

Smithsonian Institution

Predoctoral Fellow, National Museum of Natural History, 2014-2015

  • Competitive stipendiary fellowship in Washington, D.C., including relocation and living expenses
  • Conducted research into Native American languages using archival recordings and contemporary audio corpora

Bertelsmann Stiftung

Intern, Programm Zukunft der Zivilgesellschaft, 2011

  • Relocated to Germany to join an international, multilingual team, working in collaboration with partners based in London and the Netherlands
  • Acted as a point-of-contact for international members, conference attendees and potential funding partners during the start-up of the Social Impact Analysts Association

University of Oxford

Intern, Graduate Recruitment Office, 2011

  • Implementation of personal projects including co-ordination of academics, recruiters, and external stakeholders to produce online learning materials and promote courses
  • Assisted in organizing outreach events and Oxford's first Graduate Humanities Open Day

Learning HTML to build this site was great PhD procrastination, but it's my first time. If something is wonky or doesn't work, let me know!

(c) 2015 Helena Beeley