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Victoria Kerry


School of Humanities


Contact details

  • Ph: 09 414 0800 Ext 43525
    Location: 3.39, Atrium
    Campus: Albany

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My main area of research is in digital discourse analysis. My current PhD research analyses social interaction in user comments surrounding the Marriage Amendment Bill, and how we take a stance in interacting with others in YouTube. I have previously looked at NZ localisation of YouTube comments about the Ghost Chips advertisement, Impoliteness in CrossFit comments on YouTube, Implicit Impoliteness in political discourse, and Hegemonic Masculinity in the Semiotic Landscape of a CrossFit gym.

Research Outputs


Kerry, VJ. (2017). The construction of hegemonic masculinity in the semiotic landscape of a crossfit ‘cave’. Visual Communication. 16(2), 209-237
[Journal article]Authored by: Kerry, V.
Kerry, VJ. (2014). ‘Ghost Chips’ and the New Zealand localisation of interaction on YouTube. New Zealand English Journal. 28, 10-20
[Journal article]Authored by: Kerry, V.


Kerry, VJ.(2017, December). Heterochronicity, self-disclosure, and the intersection of YouTube comments and same-sex marriage laws. .
[Conference]Authored by: Kerry, V.
Faris, VJ.(2015, December). YouTube comments and the perceived audience in the New Zealand Marriage Amendment Bill Participatory Space. .
[Conference]Authored by: Kerry, V.
Faris, VJ.(2015, November). Participatory spaces as a framework for analysing YouTube comments on the Marriage Amendment Bill. .
[Conference]Authored by: Kerry, V.
Faris, VJ.(2014, November). Can Linguistic Landscapes demonstrate other forms of power? Examining masculine hierarchies in the CrossFit “Cave”. .
[Conference]Authored by: Kerry, V.
Faris, VJ.(2014, December). “You've clearly never done CrossFit”: Impoliteness and Participatory Culture on YouTube. .
[Conference]Authored by: Kerry, V.
Faris, VJ.(2014, May). Walking the line between aggression and assertion: Political impoliteness and the journalistic field. .
[Conference]Authored by: Kerry, V.
Faris, VJ.(2012, November). “Monique says you’re dumb”: New Zealand expressions of community and vernacular creativity on YouTube. .
[Conference]Authored by: Kerry, V.


Faris, VJ. (2014, June). 'Hegemonic Masculinity in the Linguistic Landscape of the CrossFit “Cave”'.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Kerry, V.

Supervision and Teaching


172.131 Language and Communication

172.239 Language and Culture 

172.335 Language and Identity

Courses Coordinated

  • 172.131 Language and Communication
  • 172.236 Forensic Linguistics
  • 172.335 Language and Identity
  • 172.338 Language and Mediated Communication in a Transcultural World

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