Professor at the University of Tallinn
She has been a professor at Tallinn University, Estonia and worked on many projects with the Estonian School of Humanities and the Estonian Institute of Language. She has a PhD from the University of Tartu. She has also studied at Oxford, at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Her main areas of research are Estonian socio-linguistics, Estonian and Russian language-contacts, Yiddish in the Baltic countries and ethnodialects.