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Working PhD title: Transmasculine speakers’ lived experiences of constructing their gender identity in conversation.
Rowan initially studied theoretical and applied linguistics at the University of Cambridge, before moving on to a career in qualitative and quantitative commercial social research. His passion for both linguistics and social research led him to a PhD investigating the use of language and other embodied behaviours to construct and present identities in a social world. He is particularly interested in trans linguistics and lived experiences of navigating identities in conversation.
While his doctoral research is phenomenological and qualitative in nature, Rowan is also working on a project developing open source R code to increase the accessibility of large public survey datasets.
- MRes, University College London, United Kingdom, Oct 2020 – Sep 2021
- B.A., University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, Oct 2013 – Jun 2017
Title of thesis: Transmasculine speakers' lived experiences of constructing their gender identity in conversation
Summary of research
Rowan's study uses Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis to explore how transmasculine speakers construct and present their gender identity in conversation, using semiotic theory to understand the meanings that they ascribe to different linguistic and embodied behaviours.
- Dr Lia Litosseliti, Senior Lecturer in Linguistics