Stefanie Ullmann is a Postdoctoral Research Associate on the project Giving Voice to Digital Democracies: The Social Impact of Artificially Intelligent Communications Technology, funded by the Humanities and Social Change International Foundation.

Stefanie studied English Linguistics and Web Technology at the University of Marburg in Germany. She completed her PhD in Linguistics focusing on a critical corpus-assisted study of media and political coverage of the 2011 Arab Spring revolutions. The findings of her PhD were published by Routledge under the title Discourses of the Arab Revolutions in Media and Politics. Stefanie’s overall research interests and background are in functional linguistics, critical theory and discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, new media and communication technologies as well as the instrumentalisation of language in states of socio-political conflict and crisis. Her most recent work has focused on quarantining online hate speech, misinformation, gender bias in machine translation, dynamic data statements and exploring counterspeech approaches to fighting hate speech. 

Selected Publications

Stefanie Ullmann. 2021. Discourses of the Arab Revolutions in Media and Politics. London:  Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Discourses-of-the-Arab-Revolutions-in-Media-and-Politics/Ullmann/p/book/9780367432379

Marcus Tomalin, Bill Byrne, Shauna Concannon, Danielle Saunders and Stefanie Ullmann. 2021. The practical ethics of bias reduction in machine translation: why domain adaptation is better than data debiasing.  Ethics & Information Technologyhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10676-021-09583-1

Stefanie Ullmann and Marcus Tomalin. 2019. Quarantining Online Hate Speech: Technical and Ethical Perspectives. Ethics & Information Technology 22:69–80. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10676-019-09516-z               

Stefanie Ullmann. 2019. ‘Epistemic Stancetaking and Speaker Objectification in a Spatio-Cognitive Discourse World: A Critical Contrastive Analysis of Political Discourse’. Journal of Language & Politics 18(3): 393–419. https://doi.org/10.1075/jlp.17038.ull

Stefanie Ullmann. 2017. ‘Conceptualising Force in the Context of the Arab Revolutions: A Comparative Analysis of International Mass Media Reports and Twitter Posts’. Discourse & Communication 11(2): 160–178. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1750481317691859


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