PhD in English Linguistics (in progress),Faculty of English @ Adam Mickiewicz University
Suggested title:Discursive construction of sexual and gender identities and practices in pedagogical and general-use dictionaries of English. Supervisor: Prof. Arleta Adamska-Sałaciak
M.A. in English Linguistics, Faculty of English @ Adam Mickiewicz University (2009)
Thesis title: Seeing through dictionaries: On defining basic colour terms in English, Japanese and Polish lexicography
Supervisor: Prof. Arleta Adamska-Sałaciak
Reviewer: Prof. Robert Lew
B.A. in English Linguistics, Faculty of English @ Adam Mickiewicz University (2007)
Thesis title: Lexical stock under scrutiny: exploring the mental representations of morphologically complex structures
Supervisor: Dr Karolina Rataj
I’m a big fan of interdisciplinary research but I do recognise its origins. The traditionally understood fields of inquiry that I pursue are as follows: Lexicography, Lexicology, Corpus Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Language and sexuality, Language and gender, Critical Discourse Analysis.
While I have done some research in the area of psycholinguistics, I am currently interested in the intersections of linguistics and sociology. The shift in my interests is reflected in the PhD research I am conducting at the moment – I am looking at the representations and constructions of gender and nonheteronormativity in lexicographic works.
Apart from doing work on works of reference, I have a keen interest in exploring social identities within a broadly conceived educational context (see the bookmark on the British Council-funded project) as well as looking into the construction on nonheteronormative identities in newspapers. More recent academic pursuits have focused around neo-right discourses invoking a redefined ideas of the “ideology of gender” and the “ideology of LGBT” conjured up for political games and gains. This is reflected in the current projects I’m involved in as well as the book I’ve recently edited: Linguistic Perspectives on Sexuality in Education: Representations, Constructions and Negotiations (Palgrave Macmillan).