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Academic Biography

I teach Social Psychology and qualitative research methods. I completed my doctoral thesis in 2017 at Loughborough University, titled ‘Anti-Semitic and Islamophobic Discourse of the British Far-right on Facebook’. In my research I analyse issues such as Islamophobia, far-right/extremist discourse, and the social construction of asylum seekers. Specifically, I am interested in how potentially prejudicial arguments are presented as ‘reasonable’.

Summary of Research Interests

Broadly, I am interested in applying discursive psychology to online communication, researching issues such as far-right and extremist discourse. I have also conducted research analysing the experiences of asylum seekers.

Research Projects & External Funding

  • Anti-Semitic and Islamophobic discourse of the British far-right on Facebook: funded by the Glendonbrook Doctoral Fellowship at Loughborough University- 2013- 2016.
  • Understanding the experiences of asylum seekers: Funded by the Richard Benjamin Trust, 2012.

External Research Collaborations

I worked on a research project in collaboration with the Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre, about understanding the experiences of asylum seekers. 

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

I am interested in supervising PhD students in projects related to

Prejudice and hate speech

Political communication

Discursive Psychology 

Computer-mediated communication

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