Biography

Currently, I am Senior Lecturer in Sociolinguistics and am responsible for teaching several modules across the School. These include ‘Language and Society’, ‘Intercultural Communication in Practice’ (co-taught with Dr Leticia Yulita), ‘LCS Dissertation’, and ‘Intercultural Communication across Borders’.

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 www.historicalpoliteness.net.

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