Kenneth Hanson

About Me

I’m a PhD student in the Stony Brook University Department of Linguistics (entered 2020). My research focuses on syntax, computational linguistics, and Japanese linguistics. My advisor is Thomas Graf.

I received a BA from Michigan State University in 2014, where I majored in linguistics and Japanese, with (a bit more than) a minor in computer science. After graduating, I worked for four years as an assistant English teacher in Japan through the JET Programme. I’ve also created some free Japanese language education materials.

Some other interests of mine include: music (piano, marimba, music theory), physics & astronomy, operating systems, typography, cognitive psychology, and European history.




Undergraduate Conferences


Professional Employment

2014–2018 Assistant English Teacher JET Programme

University Teaching Assistantships

Stony Brook University

2023 LIN 311 Syntax Supervisor: Andrei Antonenko
2021 LIN 101 Human Language Supervisor: Mark Aronoff
2020 LIN 120 Language & Technology Supervisor: Kalina Kostyszyn

Michigan State University

2012-2013 CSE 232 Introduction to Programming II Supervisor: Mark McCullen


2021-2022 Assistant instructor for SYCCL (Summer Youth Camp for Computational Linguistics)

Departmental Service

Other Activities

Awards and Honors


Funded Awards

Other Awards


Email me at my first initial + last name + six seven nine at gmail dot com.

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