I work at Loughborough University as a Reader in Critical Discourse Studies.
My main research interests revolve around social inequalities and language use, and the ways that these interact with and affect each other. I argue that because language use contributes to the production and the reproduction of social life, logically, it must play a part in producing and reproducing social inequalities. Critical Discourse Analysts aim to show how this occurs, thereby linking social and linguistic analysis.
I am currently finishing a book on British fascist discourse. From Feb.2017 I will be a Leverhulme Research Fellow, researching how Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations have changed since 2002.