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Lecturer in English Language & TESOL, University of the West of Scotland

Katy is a lecturer in English Language & TESOL at the University of the West of Scotland. Prior to this, she was an ESRC postdoctoral fellow at UCL Institute of Education. Her research adopts a critical sociolinguistic perspective to the political economy of English Language Teaching across the globe.


  • 2022–present
    Lecturer, University of the West of Scotland
  • 2021–2022
    Postdoctoral research fellow, UCL Institute of Education


  • 2021 
    UCL Institute of Education, PhD
  • 2015 
    Université Paul Valéry Montpellier III, Masters


  • 2022
    “She will control my son”: Navigating womanhood, English and social mobility in India, Journal of Sociolinguistics
  • 2021
    When linguistic capital isn’t enough: Personality development and English speakerhood as capital in India (with Alfonso Del Percio), The Commodification of Language: Conceptual Concerns and Empirical Manifestations ByJohn E. Petrovic, Bedrettin Yazan
  • 2021
    Hard Work, Growth Mindset, Fluent English: Navigating Neoliberal Logics (with Alfonso Del Percio), The Impacts of Neoliberal Discourse and Language in Education: Critical Perspectives on a Rhetoric of Equality, Well-Being, and Justice Edited By Mitja Sardoč

Grants and Contracts

  • 2021
    ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Funding Source:
    Economic and Social Research Council