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Committee Members


Chair: Dr Jo Angouri, University of Warwick


Jo Angouri is an Associate Professor at The University of Warwick, UK. Her research focus is language in workplace and institutional contexts. Jo has published work on meeting talk, workplace written discourse, (L2) language use and language policy in the corporate workplace and teamwork and leadership in health care contexts. She has recently co-edited (with Meredith Marra) a volume entitled Constructing Identities at Work (Palgrave, 2011) and is working on a monograph with Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini (Mapping Intercultural Communication, Routledge). Her current work includes a comparative analysis of discourse in business meetings and a multidisciplinary project on hospital talk. Jo is the editor of a double special issue on Multilingualism in the workplace, to appear in Multilingua in early 2014.

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Email: J.Angouri@warwick.ac.uk


Secretary: Frazer Heritage, Lancaster University


Frazerís research interests include language and gender, language and sexuality, corpus linguistics, and the representation of gender and sexuality across different media. He is a post-graduate researcher at Lancaster University where he has worked as a member of the ESRC funded Corpus Approaches to Social Science project. His current research uses corpus linguistic methods to explore the representation of gender and sexuality in video games. He is also currently investigating discourses around lesbians in the British press through corpus methods.

Email: f.heritage@lanacaster.ac.uk


Treasurer: Dr Sylvia Shaw, University of Westminster


Sylvia Shaw currently conducts research in the field of gender and language, and is particularly interested in language, gender and politics.Her work has included a research project in the House of Commons that aimed to identify how 'powerful' speakers are constructed through their use of language on the debate floor. Recently she has been working on an ESRC funded project investigating gender, language and participation in the 'new' devolved political institutions of the UK.

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Email: s.shaw@westminster.ac.uk


Website manager: Prof Paul Baker, Lancaster University


Paulís research interests include language and gender, language and sexuality, discourse analysis and corpus linguistics. He has published 11 books including Polari: The Lost Language of Gay Men (2002), Public Discourses of Gay Men (2005) and Sexed Texts: Language, Gender and Sexuality (2008). His current monograph, Using Corpora to Analyse Gender will be published in 2014 by Bloomsbury. He has published in a range of journals including Applied Linguistics, Discourse and Society, Journal of English Linguistics and Gender and Language. He is the commissioning editor of the journal Corpora and on the editorial board of four other journals. In his current research he is analysing the construction of trans people in the British press.

Email: p.baker@lancaster.ac.uk
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Social Media Officer: Dr Lucy Jones, University of Notthingham


Lucy Jones is an Assistant Professor in Sociolinguistics at the University of Nottingham. Her research explores the relationships between language, gender and sexuality, typically taking a sociocultural linguistics approach to the analysis of interactional data. She is the author of Dyke/Girl: Language and Identities in a Lesbian Group (Palgrave, 2012), and has current and forthcoming work in Gender and Language, Journal of Homosexuality and Journal of Language and Sexuality. Her current research includes an ethnographic study with members of an LGBT youth group (with a focus on intersectionality and homonormativity), and she is involved in a collaborative project analysing same-sex marriage debates in the British media. She tweets about linguistics and academia at @jones_lucy.

Email: lucy.jones@nottingham.ac.uk
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PGR/ECR Liaison Officer: Dr Jai Mackenzie


Jai is a Teaching Fellow in the English Language Department at the University of Birmingham. She teaches a range of courses related to her research interests in language, gender and sexuality, research methods and discourse analysis.

Email: j.mackenzie@bham.ac.uk
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Ordinary member: Dr Clare Anderson, University of Birmingham

After a career in marketing and design consultancy Clare re-entered academia, completing an MA in Applied Linguistics in 2010, followed by a PhD in 2015, both at the University of Birmingham. Her thesis is a language-based study of the relationship between public discourses of gender and ageing and the private voices of the women they target, and grew out of my own professional experience as an older woman working in often male-dominated environments. My ongoing research interests are language, gender, ageing and advertising/media discourses, which Iím continuing to develop through research collaborations within academia, and increasingly applying in a business context. Post thesis, she is pursuing a hybrid path: she remains affiliated to The University of Birmingham as an Associate Tutor, and is a Visiting Lecturer at Roehampton University. She is also an Assistant Editor on the journal Discourse Context & Media. Outside academia she has set up her own consultancy, specialising in helping individuals, companies and brands to use language to perform more effectively. Particular areas of focus are women and leadership and language and diversity.

Email: Clareandersonwindsor@yahoo.co.uk


Ordinary member: Dr Laura Coffey-Glover, Nottingham Trent University

Dr Coffey-Gloverís work combines corpus linguistic methods with critical discourse analytical and queer linguistic approaches to gender identity. She is particularly interested in constructions and representations of gender and sexuality in the mass media, and she is currently writing a book on ideologies of masculinity in womenís magazines for Palgrave Macmillan.

Email: laura.coffeyglover@ntu.ac.uk
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Ordinary member: Dr Lia Litosseliti, City University


Lia Litosseliti is Senior Lecturer in the Division of Language and Communication Science at City University London, where she teaches Linguistics (primarily on the postgraduate Speech & Language Therapy programme) and Gender and Language (across programmes). She is also Programme Director for the BSc in Speech & Language Therapy programme, and Learning Development Fellow at City University London.

Her research interests are in the areas of gender and language, discourse analysis and research methodologies, and she supervises a number of PhD students in these areas. She is the author of Using Focus Groups in Research (2003) and Gender and Language: Theory and Practice (2006); editor of Research Methods in Linguistics (2010); and co-editor of Gender Identity and Discourse Analysis (2002, with Jane Sunderland), Gender and Language Research Methodologies (2008, with Kate Harrington, Helen Sauntson and Jane Sunderland) and Gender and Language in African Contexts (2013, with Lilian Atanga, Sibonile Ellece and Jane Sunderland).

Lia is currently President of the International Gender and Language Association (IGALA), Associate Editor of the Gender and Language journal, and reviewer on gender and language for a range of funding bodies and journals. She regularly gives invited talks in her areas of research across the globe.

Email: l.litosseliti@city.ac.uk
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Ordinary member: Dr Pia Pichler, Goldsmiths

Pia Pichler is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and convenor of the MA Sociocultural Linguistics in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London. She is particularly interested in linguistic/discourse analytic analysis of the interplay of gender with other sociocultural and situational practices and identities in everyday spoken interaction. Her research in language/discourse, gender, ethnicity and social class takes a cross-disciplinary perspective, combining tools from linguistic discourse analysis and sociocultural linguistics with insights from cultural studies, anthropology and sociology (especially on British adolescent identities). She is currently working on couplesí talk as well as on young London masculinities. Her language and gender publications include Talking Young Femininities (Palgrave, 2009, shortlisted for IGALA book prize 2010); Language & Gender, a Reader, co-edited with Jennifer Coates (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011); Gender & Spoken Interaction, co-edited with Eva Eppler (Palgrave, 2009).

Email: p.pichler@gold.ac.uk
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Ordinary member: Dr Helen Sauntson, York St John

Helen Sauntson is Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at York St John University, UK. She holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham. Her main teaching and research interests are in the areas of classroom discourse analysis; language, gender and sexuality; language in education; gender and sexuality in education. As a former teacher, she maintains an interest in classroom interaction and my research in this area focuses on how gender and sexuality identities are constructed through linguistic interaction in classroom settings. She is the author of Approaches to Gender and Spoken Classroom Discourse (Palgrave, 2012) and co-author (with Liz Morrish) of New Perspectives on Language and Sexual Identity (Palgrave, 2007). She is the editor (with Sakis Kyratzis) of Language, Sexualities and Desires: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (Palgrave, 2007) and Gender and Language Research Methodologies (co-edited with Kate Harrington, Lia Litosseliti and Jane Sunderland) (Palgrave, 2008). She has also published a number of journal articles and book chapters in the area of language, gender and sexuality.

Email: h.sauntson@yorksj.ac.uk











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