I am Professor of Discourse Analysis & Sociolinguistics, Centre for Language, Discourse & Communication, Department of Education & Professional Studies. Drawing on sociocultural linguistic and interactional perspectives, I have researched the role of everyday life stories (both face-to-face and on new/social media) in the (re)formation of social relations. I have specifically investigated the links of narrative communication practices with youth and gender identities in the context of late modernity. I have (co)-authored 8 books which include ‘Analyzing narrative. Discourse and sociolinguistic perspectives’ (with Anna De Fina, 2012, Cambridge University Press) and I have (co)-edited several Special Issues and collection, incl. ‘The Handbook of Narrative Analysis’ (with Anna De Fina, 2015, Wiley-Blackwell) & The Routledge Handbook of Digital Language & Communication’ (with Tereza Spilioti, 2015).