Administrative Staff

CONOR SINCLAIR
Administrator

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Conor oversees the daily operations of the Department. He supervises the staff and is responsible for administrative, financial, and academic transactions. He is also the liaison between the Department of Linguistics and other departments at Georgetown University. Conor is a U.S. Air Force veteran and has an M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown's School of Foreign Service.

 

ERIN ESCH PEREIRA
Graduate Program Coordinator

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Erin supports the administration of the graduate programs in Linguistics. Prospective applicants may contact Erin with questions about the application process. Current graduate students may contact Erin with questions about milestone degree requirements, academic policy, financial support, graduation requirements, and other matters of concern to graduate students.  

 

JENNIFER BRUSSTAR
Administrative Assistant

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Jennifer is a Georgetown graduate who has worked for the Department since 2008 at the Front Desk. She is in charge of the reception area, answering the telephone, welcoming visitors, and providing helpful information about the Department or University. Jennifer provides clerical and administrative support, manages the meeting room scheduling, and helps in the planning of departmental events.

 

CRISTIAN DESMARAS
Business Manager

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Cristian supports the Department Administrator with a variety of tasks that are necessary to make the department run smoothly. He has a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology; one of his most memorable courses was an introductory course in Sociolinguistics. Before coming to our Department, Cristian taught English as a Foreign Language in Chile, an opportunity that allowed him to explore his roots and share his passion for language.
 

 

KATE MURRAY
Assistant to Deborah Tannen

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Kate is responsible for helping Deborah Tannen in a broad range of ways, including managing correspondences, email, telephone inquiries, and social media; arranging media interviews and speaking engagements; as well as research, publishing, and teaching.