Dr Alessia Tranchese
I am a qualified translator and conference interpreter between Italian, English and German and I have a PhD in English for Specific Purposes from the University of Naples Federico II (Italy). My doctoral research focused on the representation of violence against women in the British quality press. My research interests include Critical Discourse Analysis, Corpus Linguistics and Communication, in particular through Social Media. I have worked with a number of organisations and think tanks in the UK; some of the research projects I worked on included the study of the representation of poverty in the British media and cyberbullying on Twitter. I also volunteer with a women rights organisation based in London. I joined the University of Portsmouth in 2015 to teach on a number of units ranging from Mass Communication to Starting Language Research.
My research has focused on the representation of violence against women in the media. More generally, I am interested in the relationship between media and society and, more precisely, in issues related to gender, power and discrimination both in traditional and new media.