Dr Robert Lawson
Dr Robert Lawson completed his ESRC-funded PhD thesis at the University of Glasgow in 2009, focusing on urban adolescent language use in a high school in Glasgow. Since joining Birmingham City University, Dr Lawson has expanded his focus to encompass research on language in the media, language and masculinities, and the application of sociolinguistic research beyond academia, drawing on a range of methodologies and approaches. He is a former Fulbright Scholar (University of Pittsburgh, 2012), a former Junior Visiting Professor University of Jyväskylä in Finland (2019), a Research Fellow at IRMS, and he has publications in several major international journals, including Discourse, Context and Media, English World-Wide, Gender and Language, Social Media + Society, and Journal of Sociolinguistics. He is also the editor of Sociolinguistics in Scotland (Palgrave, 2014), the co-editor of Sociolinguistics: Application and Impact (Routledge, 2016), and the author of Language and Masculinities (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).