I am currently a Visiting Lecturer in Social & Digital Media at Regents University and am completing my Ph.D. in Linguistics at Queen Mary University of London. Broadly speaking, I am a sociolinguist who is interested in language variation and change.
My doctoral research explores the relationship between digital culture and language variation and change. Specifically, I am interested in variation in the speech of teenagers in East London and what their use of social media can tell us about the social meaning of variation.
I am also a Research Assistant on the Project 'Teach the Children English' Migration as a Prism for Viewing Ethnolinguistic Vitality in Northern Ireland (PI: Prof. Karen Corrigan, Newcastle).