Presentations

2017

Corpus Linguistics Conference, University of Birmingham (24-28 July 2017)

Dear Mr Muslim, Dear Mr atheist: Evangelical Christian positioning in social media discourse
Society of Religion Study Group Annual Conference, University of Leeds (12-14 July 2017)

Loughborough University (21 June)

Language and Religion in a Connected World, (Keynote Address)
English, religion and rural contexts: perspectives from the periphery, Kings College London (1 June 2017)

Self and other positioning in YouTube dawah videos
iMean 5; University of West England (7 April)

Uncertain Futures? Perspectives of Female Muslim Students on Life in Britain (with Naomi Thompson)
Gender & Muslim Spaces Conferences; University of Leeds (29 March)

2016

Let's Talk about sex (student partnership workshop)
Engage 2016 (30 November)

'Dear Mr atheist': Understanding inter-religious talk on Facebook (Invited Talk)
University of Glasgow (3 November)

'When Noah built the ark...': metaphor and Biblical stories in Facebook preaching
Researching and Applying Metaphor Conference; Free University of Berlin (2 July)
Poetics and Linguistics Association; University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Sardinia (27-30 July)

Rocky, David, and the Karate Kid: Allegory in Evangelical Christian Facebook posts. (Invited Talk) University of Nottingham (10 March)

Pedagogy of Partnership in Practice: two case studies. Co-presenter with Basra Khan, Aamina Ishak Amdavadi, Samreen Anwar and Tahne Yafai. Teaching & Learning Conference, Newman University (22 January) 
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2015

Investigating inter-religious dialogue on Social Media: keyword-led discourse analysis in action
ADDA Conference, Valencia, Spain (20 November)

“What About the Wolves?”: The Reading and Interpretation of Scripture as Social Action in YouTube Arguments
Poetics and Linguistics Association Annual Conference, University of Kent (15 July)

'What About the Wolves?': The Reading and Interpretation of Scripture as Social Action in YouTube Arguments
The Use of the Bible in Contemporary Culture, University of Chichester (27 June)

Religious Talk on Social Media: Social positioning and register in inter-religious dialogue (Invited Talk)
Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK (29 April)

Research Ethics in YouTube Research [Plenary Talk]
BAAL New Media SIG, University of Cardiff, Wales (16 April)

Religious Talk on Social Media
i-Mean 4, University of Warwick (9 April)

Religious Talk on Social Media
Heythrop College Research Seminar, London, UK (7 January)

2014

Frenemies and Fans: The emergence of different YouTube communities (Invited Talk)
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (9 December)

Frenemies and Fans: second-person address and engagement in different YouTube communities (Invited Talk)
University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK (30 October)

Discourse dynamics in emerging communities: why complexity matters in humanities research
Newman University Research Seminar Series, Birmingham, UK (9 October)

Dynamic metaphor use in YouTube 'drama' 
Researching and Applying Metaphor 2014 Conference; University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Sardinia (23 June)

Talk about Language Forum; Middlesex University; London, UK (7 April)

2013

Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice (ALAPP 2013); University of Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (12 December)

'It's all red ink': the interpretation of Biblical metaphor among Evangelical Christian YouTube users
Poetics and Linguistics Association Annual Conference; Heidelberg, Germany (31 July)


Integrating Diverse Approaches to English in an Undergraduate Degree
Malaysian English Language Teaching Association conference Panel; Johor Bahru, Malaysia (29 May)

Positioning in talk: how to make sense of what people do in discourse
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (23 May)

2012

The development of 'drama' in YouTube discourse
Wesleyan University; Middletown, CT, USA (27 October 2011)

 Hofstra University; New York City, NY, USA (25 October 2011)

Student Forum; The Open University; Milton Keynes, UK (19 October 2011) 

Lancaster University (Invited Talk); Lancaster, UK (9 June 2011)

Student Forum The Open University; Milton Keynes, UK (24 May 2011)

 iMean2 conference University of the West England; Bristol, UK (14 April 2011)

Talk about Language Forum; Middlesex University; London, UK (7 March 2011)

Religion and Spirituality in Society Conference; University Center; Chicago, IL, USA (15 February 2011)

2010 

Middlesex University Learning and Teaching Forum Middlesex University; London, UK (10 December 2010) 

Work in Progress Multimodal Analysis Colloquium; The Open University; Milton Keynes, UK (29 November 2010)

British Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Meeting; University of Aberdeen; Aberdeen, Scotland (10 September 2010)

International Conference on Researching and Analysing Metaphor; Vrije Universiteit (VU); Amsterdam, Netherlands (1 July 2010)

Social Media and the Sacred Seminar; The Open University Centre, London, UK (28 June 2010)

2009 

Open Distance Learning Summer School;University of Birmingham, UK (9 July 2009)

Work in Progress Seminar The Open University; Milton Keynes, UK (10 March 2009)

2008 

Seventh International Conference on Researching and Analysing Metaphor; University of Extremadura; Cáceres, Spain (30 May 2008)

Teaching internet discourse: Computer-mediated communication and the future of the written word Teacher's Helping Teachers Seminar; Lao American College; Vientiane, Laos (24 March 2008)

2007 

The corpus and the Japanese high school teacher: Motivation
Japanese Association for Language Teaching Conference; National Olympics Memorial Youth Centre; Tokyo, Japan ( 23 November 2007)

Watch out! The corpus, Verb usage and non-native teachers of English Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association Conference; Presidency University; Bangladesh, Dhaka (24 August 2007)

Authenticity in the EFL classroom: News for kids, news for adults
Teachers Helping Teachers Seminar; St. Joseph Higher Secondary School; Bangladesh, Dhaka (23 August 2007)