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Jai MacKenzie

Research Fellow, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

BA, MEd, PhD, PGCHE, FHEA

My primary research interests lie in explorations of language, gender, sexuality and parenthood, especially in digital contexts. I am currently working on a British Academy funded project that explores the role of digital media in the lives of marginalised family groups in the UK, focusing on individuals who identify as LGBT, solo, and/or adoptive parents. I recently published my first monograph: Language, Gender and Parenthood Online.

Please visit my research blog for more information and updates about my work: https://jaimack.wordpress.com/

You can also download some of my publications at http://birmingham.academia.edu/JaiMackenzie, and follow me on Twitter @macksocioling.

Expertise Summary

I serve on the committee for two special interest groups (SIGs) within the British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL). I am Postgraduate and Early Career Liaison Officer for the Language, Gender and SIG, and Treasurer for the Language and New Media SIG. I have been on the organising committee for the BAAL 2016 and PALA 2018 conferences, and the BAAL Language, Gender and Sexuality SIG's 2017 event at the University of Nottingham. I served on the working party for updating the BAAL Recommendations on Good Practice in Applied Linguistics in 2016. I have been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2016.

Teaching Summary

My teaching interests lie in the areas of sociolinguistics and discourse analysis generally, and I have particular interest in the areas of language, gender and sexuality; language and digital… read more

Recent Publications

My teaching interests lie in the areas of sociolinguistics and discourse analysis generally, and I have particular interest in the areas of language, gender and sexuality; language and digital communication; language and identity, and research methods.

I currently teach on the following modules:

Language and Feminism

Language in Society

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