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Biography

Christos Sagredos is a PhD candidate in the Centre for Language, Discourse and Communication in the School of Education, Communication and Society. Christos holds an MA in Language and Linguistics from Lancaster University and a BA in English Language and Literature from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens.

His research interests revolve around the relationship between language, gender and sexuality and the use of language in digital environments. His doctoral research focuses on sex workers' identity constructions in digital environments and is funded by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), and particularly the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS-DTP).

Christos has worked as an English teacher in Greece and the UK, and as a teacher of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at the Lancaster University International Study Centre and at Bellerbys College London. He has also been involved in the organisation and delivery of the ESRC-funded training with title "Language, gender and sexuality in digital environments" as well as the LAHP-funded training with title "working group on transcript preparation for multilingual data sessions and cross-linguistic analysis within linguistics and social sciences".

Christos's thesis title is: A small stories approach to sex workers' identity constructions in digital environments.

His thesis seeks to explore how sex workers use language to construct a variety of identities (eg gendered, sexual, political, professional) in relation to their sex work. Drawing insights from linguistic ethnnography, digital ethnography and small stories research, the focus of the analysis is particularly on sex workers' storytelling in various digital environments (eg social media, dating/hook-up websites/apps).

Principal supervisor: Professor Alexandra Georgakopoulou

Secondary supervisor: Dr Melanie Cooke

Publications

Sagredos, C. & Nikolova, E. (forthcoming). ‘Slut I hate you’: A Critical Discourse Analysis of gendered conflict on YouTube. Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict.

Sagredos, C. (2019). The representation of sex work in the Greek Press: A corpus-assisted critical discourse analysis. Journal of Language and Sexuality 8(2): 166-194.