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Dr Victoria Kerry BCS, PhD, BC(Hons), GDipArts, GDipTchg, BA

Lecturer in Linguistics

Doctoral Co-Supervisor
School of Humanities Media and Creative Comm



  • Bachelor of Communication Studies - Auckland University of Technology (2002)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2019)
  • Bachelor of Communication (Honours) - Massey University (2013)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts - Massey University (2012)
  • Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) - Victoria University (2008)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Massey University (2007)

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Co-Supervisor, Massey University

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My main area of research is in digital discourse analysis and semiotic landscapes.


21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Discourse and Pragmatics (200403): Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Linguistics (200400)

Research Outputs


Kerry, V. (2018). Liesel Hibbert, The linguistic landscape of post-apartheid South Africa: Politics and discourse. Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 2016. Pp. 184. Hb. £90. Language in Society. 47(3), 473-474 Retrieved from https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/language-in-society/article/liesel-hibbert-the-linguistic-landscape-of-postapartheid-south-africa-politics-and-discourse-bristol-multilingual-matters-2016-pp-184-hb-90/717A0745659EB1A64ED61BC735F35F0D
[Journal article]Authored by: Kerry, V.
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”. . (pp. 15 - 15). Retreived from http://www.waikato.ac.nz/fass/conference/langsoc/programme.shtml
[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.(2013, December). You've clearly never done crossfit: Impoliteness and participatory culture on YouTube. .
[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.

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

Courses Coordinated

  • 172.131 Language and Communication
  • 172.338 Language, Diversity and Mediated Communication