Mary Kate Kelly

 
Mary Kate Kelly, Tulane University

Mary Kate Kelly, Tulane University

Mary Kate Kelly is a PhD Candidate at Tulane University, studying the linguistics of Maya hieroglyphic writing. Her research investigates the distribution of language over space and time, how variations are recorded in hieroglyphic texts, and whether and how political institutions influenced the spread and use of linguistic features. For the 2019-2020 academic year she is an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Predoctoral Fellow at the American Philosophical Society located in Philadelphia where she will complete her dissertation.