Personal profile


Alessia Tranchese is a Senior Lecturer in Communication and Applied Linguistics teaching and researching issues related to language, sexuality, violence against women, and digital media.

Her most recent research project focuses on the linguistic commonalities between mainstream pornography and misogynistic online communities like incels. She has recently published a book on #metoo and the representation of sexual violence in the media. Methodologically, she uses quantitative and qualitative methods from the social sciences and corpus linguistics.

Outside of her academic career, she has worked with organisations and think tanks including The Zero Tolerance Charitable Trust, Against Violence and Abuse (AVA), the West London Rape Crisis Centre, DEMOS and Full Fact.

Research Interests

Online misogyny
Pornography studies
Gender and Sexuality
Sex education
Media representations of violence against women
Quantitative and qualitative discourse studies
Corpus Linguistics

Teaching Responsibilities

I coordinate and teach the following modules:

Gender, language and sexuality
Analysing media discourse
Language and social media
Analysing discourse

PhD Research Supervision

I'm open to supervising students in the field of violence against women, media and language, pornography, and online misogyny.

Media Availability

I'm happy to take calls and emails from the media on my research. Please contact me by email at or by phone on +44 (0)23 9284 6044.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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