PhD (part-time) - currently registered
A sociocultural linguistic investigation of identities in asexual communities
My research project is looking at how asexual individuals communicate their sexual identity in the context of an online asexual community. I am interested in how asexual identity practices relate to those of sexual people and how they are influenced by the expectations of society. I am also keen to investigate what the community and asexuality mean to the individual members and how an asexual identity shapes the lives of asexual people.
- Discourse analysis
- Language and sexuality
- Language and identity
Research Institutes, Centres and/or Research Clusters Memberships
Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics (CRAL)
Conference Papers & Presentations
'Studying Identities in Asexual Communities', International Asexuality Conference, Madrid, July 2017.
'Studying Asexual Identities using Sociocultural Linguistics', School of English PGR Symposium, University of Nottingham, May 2017.
'A Sociocultural Linguistic Exploration of Identities in Asexual Communities' (Poster), 24th Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference, University of Nottingham, April 2017.
'Studying Identities in Asexual Communities', 38th Nottingham PubhD, Nottingham, April 2017.
'A Sociocultural Linguistic Study of Identities in Asexual Communities', 4th Shefling Postgraduate Conference 2017, University of Sheffield, March 2017.
'A sociolinguistic investigation into how asexuals construct and perform their identities', PGR Work in Progress Seminar, University of Nottingham, May 2016.
MA English Language and Linguistics - University of Sheffield
BA English Language and Linguistics - University of Roehampton
Asexuality Panellist, BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour, 16th August 2018.
Co-organiser of the 9th Enquire Conference (theme: Social Inequalities and Social Research), University of Nottingham, February 2017.