Thomas Packer-Stucki

Thomas Packer-Stucki

Thesis title: Tuning in to Accentism: Dialect, Discrimination and Education in the Black Country Abstract: Within the UK, each year thousands of children begin school only to find that the language variety that they speak at home is at odds with the one used in the...

Caitlin Hogan

Thesis title: Abstract: First supervisor: Devyani Sharma Pathway:7-Linguistics, Media & Culture Cohort: 2021-22

Gwen Tia Monica Samuel

Thesis title: Grime and University: Language and the Negotiation of Black Cultural Alignment among British University Students Abstract: There has been a great deal of recent interest in increasing the participation of Black people in higher education, and the...
Rendan Liu

Rendan Liu

Thesis title: Self-branding on social media: A comparative analysis of social media influencers between China and the West Abstract: The popularisation of social media has given rise to the figure of the social media influencer (SMI). SMIs have the power to influence...

Scott Kunkel

Thesis title: Différent ou non?’ Bidialectal French speakers’ perception of gradient acoustic differences and language attitudes Abstract: First supervisor: Esther de Leeuw Pathway:7-Linguistics, Media & Culture Cohort:...
Robert Hellyer

Robert Hellyer

Thesis title: Coming out with it: the relationship between language and emerging identity in young LGBT+ people Abstract: Within fractions of a second, our voices tell listeners a lot about us, about our age, gender, level of education, and for some, even our...
Maxine Ali

Maxine Ali

Thesis title: Women’s discursive performances of wellness on social media: a feminist critical discourse analysis Abstract: My doctoral research examines constructions of feminine identity within women’s discursive performances of wellness on Instagram. Wellness can...
Naomi Smart

Naomi Smart

Thesis title: Communication, Embodiment, and Learning in Voluntary Communities of Practice Abstract: This project will examine, through ethnographic observation, how individuals become ‘legitimate’ members of voluntary Communities of Practice. Taking as its focus arts...

Laura Sae Miyake Mark

Thesis title: Being ‘hafu’ on/offline: discursive constructions of mixed-roots Japanese identities in Facebook group interactions and offline personal narratives Abstract: This research examines how ‘hafu’ identities are constructed through offline and online...
Louis Strange

Louis Strange

Thesis title: Orientations towards Gender, National Identity and Abortion in the Eighth Amendment Referendum Campaign’s Linguistic Landscape Abstract: Louis’ research, situated within the field of linguistic landscapes (LL), focuses on therecent (and ongoing) debates...

Christos Sagredos

Thesis title: A small stories approach to the construction of sex workers’ professional identities on social media. Abstract: My project seeks to explore the linguistic/semiotic construction of sex workers’ identities on digital platforms, paying particular attention...
Pippa Sterk

Pippa Sterk

Thesis title: LGBT Life in UK Higher Education: an ethnography of staff-student working relations Abstract: In my research, I will conduct ethnographic research to explore the extent to which HE institutions promote themselves as LGBT-friendly, how they cultivate this...