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As of February 2019, Pip Thornton is a Post-Doc Research Associate in Creative Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. She completed her PhD in Geopolitics and Cybersecurity at Royal Holloway, University of London. With a professional background in the police and the military, she holds BA degrees in History and Politics (Liverpool) and English Literature (OU), and a Masters in English from King’s College London. Pip was one of the first cohort of students recruited into the EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Cybersecurity (CDT) in 2013.

Linguistic Geographies was created in June 2015, after I finally worked out what it is I am actually doing with this PhD topic. The blog will explore how words, language and meaning move through digital spaces, and will hopefully become a useful parallel to my main thesis which – in a blatant but I think very relevant appropriation of Walter Benjamin- is provisionally entitled Language in the Age of Algorithmic Reproduction.

Sitting somewhere in between the Geography Department and the Information Security Group, my PhD was supervised by Prof. Pete Adey and Prof. Keith Martin.

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