I’m Lucy Jones, an Assistant Professor in Sociolinguistics based at the University of Nottingham in the UK.
I’m interested in the connections between language, culture and society, focusing specifically on issues related to sexuality and gender. I look at how speakers produce identities relevant to their gender and sexuality through their interaction, as well as how LGBT people and politics are represented in the media. My research is inspired by sociocultural linguistics, discourse analysis, ethnography and queer theory.
This blog details my recent and current research. You can also find me on Twitter, where I talk about politics and academia.
In April 2017, I’ll be helping to host the 24th annual Lavender Languages and Linguistics conference at the University of Nottingham – you can find out more information (including the call for papers) via Facebook, Twitter, or the conference website.