Currently, I am Associate Professor in Sociolinguistics and am responsible for teaching several modules across the School. These include ‘Language and Society’,  ‘Intercultural Communication across Borders’, 'Discourse and Power', 'Discourse and Prepresentation' and 'Introduction to World Languages and Cultures'. I also coordinate the MA dissertation module. 

In 2012, I completed my PhD in Egyptology at Swansea University, where I also taught on the BA Egyptian History course. My PhD thesis examined social relationships displayed in the Late Ramesside Letters from ancient Egypt using Facework and Politeness. In 2013, I was appointed as Visiting Professor of Egyptology at the Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations (IHAC) at Northeast Normal University in China, where I taught Middle Egyptian, Late Egyptian, Coptic, and Egyptian Civilization to MA and PhD students. I have had research stays at the American University in Cairo, Leiden University and the FU Berlin. In 2014, I was appointed to my current role at UEA.

I manage and coordinate the Historical Politeness Network, which looks to promote politeness research in ancient languages and cultures. More details for this can be found at

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