Jason Zentz

Jason Zentz
Academic and Faculty Affairs Associate, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Postdoctoral Associate, Linguistics
Dow Hall, Room 306
(203) 432-9659


Jason Zentz received his PhD in linguistics from Yale in 2016, and he is now a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Linguistics and an academic and faculty affairs associate in the FAS Dean’s Office, where he works on a variety of special projects. In his postdoctoral research, Jason investigates variation in sentence structure across speakers of North American English through the Yale Grammatical Diversity Project. His dissertation research on the structure of questions in Shona, a Bantu language spoken in Zimbabwe, was profiled in the GSAS Newsletter after he won the 1st Place Student Abstract Award from the Linguistic Society of America. In addition to his graduate degrees from Yale, Jason holds a BA in linguistics and music from the University of Rochester, where he studied voice at the Eastman School of Music. He continues to sing as a member of the Yale Camerata and Chamber Chorus.