Miss Philippa Thornton

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Pip Thornton came to the CDT from a professional background in the Metropolitan Police and the military. She has BA degrees in History and Politics (Liverpool) and English Literature (Open University), and a Masters in English from King's College London. Her thesis Language in the Age of Algorithmic Reproduction: A Critique of Linguistic Capitalism examined the linguistic, economic and political effects of the commodification of language by companies such as Google. She was jointly supervised by Prof. Pete Adey from the Geography department and Prof Keith Martin from the ISG. Her research blog Linguistic Geographies can be found here. From February 2019, Pip is post-doc research associate on the Creative Informatics project at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh.

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