Researcher biography

Kate Power is an applied linguist, whose research and teaching focus on how meaning is made, identities and relationships constructed, and power wielded in diverse academic, organizational, and social contexts. Drawing on various discourse analytic methods, she routinely works across disciplines to address issues in which language use is a key component. Her current research addresses discourses of sustainability in the performing arts, Pacific-based media coverage of gender equality and violence against women, and Australian and New Zealand prime ministerial communication during the COVID-19 pandemic.