My research interests lie at the interface of Sociolinguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis. I am interested in social, race and gender (in) equalities and the ways language is used to sustain or challenge such inequalities. Another strand of my research deals with speaker identity construction in relation to the local and the wider sociocultural contexts of interactions. I have investigated these issues in educational contexts, public documents, media representations, interviews, and conversational narratives. I am an external collaborator on the international project ‘Tracing Racism in Anti-raCist discourse: a critical approach to European public speech on the migrant and refugee crisis’ in collaboration with Universities in Greece, Malta, and Switzerland. I am also the lead investigator of the ESRC CASE studentship ‘Variation and style in Liverpool English: building corpora to support automatic dialect recognition’.