Mark McGlashan

Senior Lecturer in English Language

I am Senior Lecturer in English Language in the Birmingham Institute of Media and English at Birmingham City University. In this role, I hold several positions, including:

  • Associate Director of Research

  • Research Degrees Coordinator

  • Institute Lead for Enterprise & Employability

  • Course Director – Foundation Year English


Before joining BCU, I held research positions at Lancaster University's Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science and Security Lancaster, as well as in the WMG Cyber Security Centre at The University of Warwick. I earned an ESRC-funded PhD in Applied Linguistics from Lancaster University and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).


My research interests predominantly centre on the synthesis and application of methods from Corpus Linguistics and (Critical) Discourse Studies to study a broad range of social issues, including nationalism, racism, sexism, and homophobia. My recent work has focused on combining my interests with computational methods for the collection and analysis of large amounts of online social media, forum, and news data to analyse the language of rape threats, far-right nationalism, and antisemitism.

2022-09-01_CV.pdf