Doctor Lexi Webster

Dr Lexi Webster

Deputy Director of Digital Humanities

Research interests

  • corpus-based critical discourse studies
  • social media and communication
  • gender, sexuality and power

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Accepting applications from PhD students.

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I am the Deputy Director of Digital Humanities at the University of Southampton. Whilst my primary disciplinary background is in linguistics, my work is more comfortably positioned at the interdisciplinary intersection(s) of (digital) media, communication, gender and sexuality studies.

I am an Associate Editor of Cambridge Elements in Cognitive Linguistics (Cambridge University Press), a member of the UKRI Talent Peer Review College, Economic and Social Research Council Peer Review College, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Peer Review College, and am recognised as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE).