Dr Mark McGlashan
Dr Mark McGlashan is Lecturer in English Language in the School of English. He holds several postgraduate research degrees in language and linguistics from Lancaster University. His interests predominantly centre on Corpus-based (Critical) Discourse Studies and the application of corpus methods to the analysis of a wide range of social issues including nationalism, racism, sexism, and homophobia. His PhD thesis examined representations of same-sex parent families in children’s picturebooks, a rare collection of publications he has widely written and presented on.
Previous positions include periods as Research Fellow at the WMG Cyber Security Centre, University of Warwick and Senior Research Associate at the ESRC-Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), Lancaster University. Both positions included the extensive collection and analysis of large specialised corpora from a range of online sources to investigate (amongst other things) instances of online rape threats, insider threats, discourses around cyber security and Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), racism, and anti-Semitism.