Philippa SMITH, Associate Professor
Bio: Philippa’s expertise lies in critical discourse studies with a particular interest in journalism, (new)-media, identity, and social interactions within online contexts. She was a key member of AUT’s research Institute of Culture, Discourse and Communication (2003-2018) under the directorship of Professor Allan Bell. In 2018 Philippa was a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, UK, developing her online counterspeech research applying a Social Media Discourse Studies approach. Her co-edited book The Dark Side of Digital Platforms was published in 2020 by the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Philippa was a founding member of the New Zealand Discourse Conference which has run biennially since 2007.
Research Interest: #CriticalDiscourseStudies, #onlinecounterspeech, #SM-CDS (social media critical discourse studies), #newmedia, #journalism, #identity, #discourse