Jessica AistonPhD student, Associate Lecturer
My main academic interest is applying frameworks of critical discourse studies to social media data. My PhD research looks at argumentation and persuasion strategies in online anti-feminist forums.
I also co-convene the Language, Ideology and Power research group and work with Claire Nance on Athena Swan and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) concerns
(critical) discourse studies - social actor representation, transitivity, metaphor, discourse-historical approach
Social Media - blogs, tweets, forums etc.
Digitally mediated politics and activism
Gender, online sexism, hate speech
Argumentation, persuasion, manipulation
LING102 - English Language