Dr Agnieszka Lyons

Queen Mary University of London. 

Agnieszka Lyons is a linguist and discourse analyst specialising in digitally mediated communication and multimodal communication, particularly across geographic distance. She explores the ways in which users of digital media construct their digitally mediated personae, particularly from the perspective of performance of the embodied selves, entering intersubjective spaces through verbal and non-verbal discourse and creating the feeling of physical and social presence across geographical distance. This can include multimedia sharing, avatar design, textual representation of nonverbal content, and others.

She is particularly interested in supervising students with a communication, HCI, social and behavioural sciences background on the following topics:

  • Player experience
  • Player in-game interaction
  • Construction of alternative personae
  • Performance of player identities