AboutMy name is Salwa Kazi and I am a masters graduate in Linguistics from Deccan College, Pune. My current research interests lie at the intersection of language, social media and cultural analysis. I am interested in power dynamics at play in the digital world and my future research will particularly focus on a critical discourse analysis of sociolinguistic choices being made by users from marginalized communities on social media. I have published diachronic linguistic research in the Deccan College Bulletin and am currently working on digital project reviews for the Digital Humanities textbook by CDH, Pune. For the HASTAC Scholars program, I hope to examine social media behaviour that is relevant to the Indian socio-political climate. I propose a digital advocacy related project that will study the phenomenon of declaring support on social media during the peak of socio-political movements through popular hashtags or slogans.