Anastasia Stavridou

Anastasia Stavridou


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Hi! I am a Lecturer in the Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies (CTIS) at the University of Manchester where I teach on the MA in Intercultural Communication. 

Before joining CTIS, I was an Early Career Fellow (post-doc, 04/22-09/22) in the Institure of Advanced Studies (IAS) at the University of Warwick, where I also spent four rewarding years in the Department of Applied Linguistics as a postgraduate student (MSc and PhD). In the past, I had also been an Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. I obtained my BA in Enlgish Language & Literature from the University of Athens, Greece.

Research interests

My research interests lie in the fields of Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis and Intercultural Communication more broadly, and in leadership - followership, sports communication and identity construction more specifically. As a member of the Sports Culture and Communication Research Collective, I had the pleasure to participate (and act partially as a research assistant) in research projects where we have explored the crucial role of language in high performance sports. These were conducted in partnership with Boxing England and UK Coaching.

Together with colleagues from Warwick, Ghent University and KU Leuven, we have conducted research on COVID-19 narratives and identity construction on Instagram as well as on othering and identity negotiation in examples of verbal aggression. More recently, together with colleagues from political science, I started undertaking research in the intersections of linguistics and politics in the media.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • International Pragmatics Association (IPrA)
  • British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL)
  • DiscourseNet. International Association for Discourse Studies
  • Societas Linguistica Europea (SLE)

Further information

Contact details

Telephone: +44 (0) 16 127 57204 


Room: S4.17 Samuel Alexander Building 


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, PhD in Applied Linguistics, The University of Warwick

Oct 2018Dec 2021

Award Date: 19 Jul 2022

AFHEA, The Higher Education Academy

Award Date: 18 Mar 2021

Areas of expertise

  • P Philology. Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Intercultural Education
  • Communication, interaction and language
  • Identity
  • Leadership
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Social interaction
  • Language, culture, identity
  • Pragmatics


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