Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science

I am a linguist with interests in phonology and morphology. I specialize in African languages and have worked with Native American communities on language reclamation projects.

You can contact me at ​mary.paster(at)pomona.edu​.​

You can download my CV here.

Research interests:

  • African languages
  • Phonology
  • Morphology
  • Language description and documentation
  • Language reclamation

Languages I have worked on with native speakers:


I am honored to work on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded land of the Gabrielino-Tongva people.