Robert Lawson is an Associate Professor in Sociolinguistics at Birmingham City University. He has held posts at the University of Pittsburgh (Fulbright Scottish Studies Scholar, 2012-13) and the University of Jyväskylä (Junior Visiting Professor, 2019-2020). He has publications in several major international journals, including Discourse, Context and Media, English World-Wide, Gender and Language, Social Media + Society, and Journal of Sociolinguistics. He is the editor of Sociolinguistics in Scotland (Palgrave, 2014), the co-editor of Sociolinguistics: Application and Impact (Routledge, 2016), and the author of Language and Mediated Masculinities (Oxford University Press, 2023). His current research interests include language and masculinities in online spaces, language in the public eye, and developing public engagement with sociolinguistic research.