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Personal profile

Qualifications

PhD, University of Nottingham, 2013

MA in Corpus Linguistics, University of Liverpool, 2007

BA (Hons) English Language and Literature, University of Liverpool, 2006

Teaching

Language, Society and Power

Language and the Media

Language and Gender

Forensic Linguistics

 

My Autumn semester office hours are as follows or by appointment. 

Tuesday      14:00 – 15:00

Wednesday   11:00 – 12:00

 

Research interests

I'm primarily a corpus linguist and (critical) discourse analyst. My current research interests are in the areas of feminist, queer and trans linguistics.

One strand of research, with Dr Alon Lischinsky (Oxford Brookes University), uses a 1.4 billion word corpus of online erotica to explore relationships between genres, reader responses, character roles and agency, and depictions of consent, negotiation, and sexual practices. A key component of this research is problematizing the relationship between "real world" identities, activities and practices and textual representations and constructions of these.

The other strand focuses on the media representation of transgender people. I have published on the media representation of a trans woman named Lucy Meadows; I focus on the practice of misgendering through quotation of key interviewees through triangulating discourse analysis and corpus linguistic approaches.

My previous research examined the representation of the British suffrage movement in the Times between 1908 and 1914.

Professional affiliations

British Association of Applied Linguistics

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Keywords

  • PE English
  • Discourse analysis
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Language and gender

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Research Output 2014 2019

De-biasing on University Campuses in the Age of Misinformation

Krutkowski, S., Taylor-Harman, S. & Gupta, K., 24 Nov 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Reference Services Review.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Introduction: The Many-Voiced Monster: Collective Determination and the Emergence of Trans

Pearce, R., Moon, I., Gupta, K. & Steinberg, D. L., 2019, The Emergence of Trans: Cultures, Politics and Everyday Lives. Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group, 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Response and Responsibility: Mainstream Media and Lucy Meadows in a Post-Leveson Context

Gupta, K., 2019, The Emergence of Trans: cultures, politics and everyday lives. Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Response and responsibility: Mainstream media and Lucy Meadows in a post-Leveson context

Gupta, K., 30 Jan 2018, Sexualities.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

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Representation of the British Suffrage Movement

Gupta, K., 2016, London: Bloomsbury. (Research in Corpus and Discourse)

Research output: Book/ReportBook