Martine Van Driel

Colleges, School and Institutes


I studied a range of topics in Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Netherlands before moving to Birmingham to focus on linguistics where I completed my doctoral studies in summer 2018. In September 2018, I joined the University of Birmingham as a Teaching Fellow in English Language and Linguistics.

Research interests

I am interested in exploring how audience response may be related to the format of news texts. My doctoral research focused specifically on the distinctions between traditional online news articles and live blogs. My current research explores uses of evaluative language in reader response.