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Kayla Heglas

Research student

Kayla Heglas

Lancaster University

County South



Research overview

Research interests: news media discourse, media representations of urban development and gentrification, journalistic practices and intertextuality.


Current Teaching

  • LING 402 - Postgraduate Academic Study Skills


Past Teaching

  • LING 232 - Understanding Media at Lancaster University, UK
  • Argument, Analysis & Composition at Duquesne University, USA
  • Analysing Literature 101 at Duquesne University, USA
  • Argument & Writing at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Speech & Communication at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, USA


Guest Lecturer Presentations

  • ‘Media English: Newspapers and other media’ Lecture
  • Blogs Writing and LanguageLecture
  • MultimodalityLecture
  • ‘A Practical Workshop on Conference Abstract Writing’ Workshop
  • Guest speaker for 2019 Lancaster LAEL Postgraduate Conference
  • WikipediaLecture

Additional Information

  • Chairwoman of the 2018 Lancaster LAEL Postgraduate Conference Committee Committee of PG students: Humaira Jehangir, Lindsay Nickels, Tanjun Liu, and Khalid Albahouth
  • Co-organiser of Language, Ideology & Power Weekly Discussion Group With Johnny Unger, Jan 2017- Dec 2018
  • Co-organizer of the Literacy Research Weekly Discussion Group With Uta Papen and Julia Gillen, Jan 2017- Dec 2018
  • MA Representative on English Department Postgraduate Board Carnegie Mellon University, 2014-2015 

Thesis Title

The 2014 Pittsburgh Hill District Redevelopment in the News: Frames, News Values and Sources


  • PhD Linguistics, Lancaster University (in progress)
  • MA Rhetoric, Carnegie Mellon University, US (2015)
  • BHA Professional Writing & Fine Art, Carnegie Mellon University, US (2014) 
  • TEFL Certification, Council on International Educational Exchange (2015)