I am a Lecturer in Linguistics at Manchester Metropolitan University. My research explores the relationship between (digital) media, communication and culture. More specifically, I use a combination of corpus linguistics, critical discourse studies and cultural political economy to explore antagonistic contexts. In so doing, I seek to promote pluralism over authoritarianism for social development and cohesion.
Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University
Lancaster University, PhD in Applied Linguistics
Manchester Metropolitan University, PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Lancaster University, MRes in Applied Linguistics
Manchester Metropolitan University, BA (Hons) Linguistics
"Ties That Bind": The continued conflation of sex, sexuality and gender., Journal of Language and Sexuality, 10(1). 63-70.
"I am I": Self-constructed transgender identities in Internet-mediated forum communication., International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 2019(256). 129-146.
"I Wanna Be a Toy": Self-sexualisation in gender-variant Twitter users' biographies., Journal of Language and Sexuality , 7(2). 205-236.
"Misery Business?": The contribution of corpus-driven critical discourse analysis to understanding gender-variant Twitter users' experiences of employment., puntOorg International Journal, 3(1/2). 25-50.