I am largely interested in the interplay between violence, vulnerability, digital technologies, identity, and political life.
My PhD project, "Language as violence: A discourse analysis of linguistic violence on Twitter" is an interdisciplinary investigation exploring the contextual, linguistic and technological requirements for violence to circulate through online interactions. I incorporate impoliteness theory, theoretical debates on gendered political violence, and an Arendtian conceptualisation of power and violence for my analytical lens.
Specifically, my project qualitatively analyses tweets sent to 4 women who stood as Scottish National Party candidates in the 2021 Scottish Parliament election using a semiotic analysis.
I am a member of the British Association for Applied Linguistics.