Teun A. van Dijk
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Teun A. van Dijk, is Founding Director of the Centre. Teun A. van Dijk was a professor of Discourse Studies at the University of Amsterdam until 2004 and is at present professor at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona. For more information, see


Lucía de la Presa
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Lucía de la Presa is a PhD candidate at the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) and a master’s degree in discourse studies from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). She is currently developing her dissertation on anti-Black violence, national news, and social movement discourse in Brazil.


Professor and Assistant for Events 
César Rojo
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César Rojo holds a PhD in Linguistics Communication and Multilingual Mediation (Pompeu Fabra University-UPF), a master’s Degree in Linguistics and Technological Applications (UPF) and a bachelor’s degree in Hispanic Language and Literature (University of Veracruz-UV, Mexico).

In addition to being a researcher in Discourse Analysis, he has worked as a paleographer, proofreader, translator (English-Spanish, Catalan-Spanish), journalist and radio producer. He has published articles and reports in several magazines and newspapers in Mexico and Spain.