ABOUT THE CENTRE
OF DISCOURSE STUDIES
The Centre of Discourse Studies was founded in 2017 by Teun A. van Dijk, professor of Discourse Studies at the University of Amsterdam until 2004, and at Pompeu Fabra University as of 1999. Even though there are now many journals of Discourse Studies, and already (masters) programs of Discourse Studies in several countries and universities, there are as yet no independent departments, institutes or centres specialised in the multidisciplinary field of Discourse Studies. The Centre of Discourse Studies in Barcelona was created to fill this void.
The main aim of the Centre is to provide a space for research and teaching for visiting scholars and students specialised in Discourse Studies, to organise courses, workshops, seminars, and symposia, to offer direct access to a library of Discourse Studies, and to provide information about scholars, projects, and programs of Discourse Studies in Barcelona, Spain, Latin America and the rest of the world.