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Jess Aiston

Lancaster University

County South



Research overview

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 teach seminars on the LING102 English Language course.

Research Interests

(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


Current Teaching

LING102 - English Language