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Research interests

Dr Chrystie Myketiak's research examines language in use in order to uncover what its form, function, and structure tells us about intersectional identities, structural inequalities, and culture. 

Her research interests are in language, power and justice; gender, sexualities, desire; intersectionality; violence; social norms; sociocultural theories; digital and mediated communication.

Chrystie's specialist research is in three areas, with each strand combining her general interests. Her first research strand addresses the social performance of sex talk in a technologically-mediated community and the monograph, Online Sex Talk and the Social World, under contract with Palgrave (for their series "Palgrave Studies on Language, Gender, and Sexuality"), will be culmination of her work in this area. In order to support her writing of this book, the University of Brighton has awarded her a Sabbatical Award. Chrystie's second strand of research is an intersectional discourse analysis of texts produced by mass shooters, which focuses on how the desire-centred discourse strategies used attempt to legitimate structural inequalities and construct normative identities. Her third body of research began as a discursive-pragmatic analysis of medical errors and the construction of accountability in medical error news reporting and clinical incident reporting; she is currently expanding her work on accountability in new directions. 

Supervisory Interests

Chrystie supervises PhD students working in the broad and interlinked fields of sociocultural linguistics, discourse studies, and linguistic anthropology. She is happy to be contacted by prospective students in these fields, especially those who wish to discuss projects that investigate language use and discourse in relation to:

  • gender, sexualities, desire
  • intersectional identities, power, justice
  • norms, belonging, violence
  • discourse and narrative
  • health contexts and error
  • digital corpora, multimodal approaches, large text datasets

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Dalhousie University

PhD, Queen Mary University of London

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Research Output 2011 2018

  • 8 Conference contribution with ISSN or ISBN
  • 4 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Other contribution

Fragile masculinity: social inequalities in the narrative frame and discursive construction of a mass shooter’s autobiography/manifesto

Myketiak, C. 4 Jun 2018 Crime and society. Youngs, D. (ed.). Abingdon, (Contemporary Issues in Social Science)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

social inequality
social science

Narrative perspective, person references, and evidentiality in clinical incident reports

Myketiak, C., Concannon, S. & Curzon, P. 15 Jul 2017 117, 8, p. 139-154 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
reference person
learning organization
Open Access
social inequality
social problem

New/s design: informing future design processes by understanding media reporting of medical errors with medical devices

Myketiak, C., Concannon, S. & Curzon, P. 8 Dec 2016 16, 3, p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

New/s Design: Informing Future Design Processes by Understanding Media Reporting of Medical Errors with Medical Devices

Myketiak, C., Concannon, S. & Curzon, P. 22 Dec 2015 MOBIHEALTH 2015 - 5th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare: Transforming Healthcare through Innovations in Mobile and Wireless Technologies. p. 8-11 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

Open Access