VISITORS

The Center of Discourse Studies receives researchers from around the globe for short-term research visits (typically ranging from a month to a year) as Visiting Scholars (advanced graduate students) and Visiting Senior Scholars (professors, lecturers etc.).

 

Throughout the year, the Center of Discourse Studies also sends select invitations to Senior Scholars to give lectures, workshops, and conference talks.  

Invited Professors/ Speakers 2020-2021

Carmen Aguilera-Carnerero, Universidad de Granada

Cinzia Padovani, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Douglas McLeod, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Johannes Angermuller, Open University 

John E. Richardson, University of the Sunshine Coast

Luisa Martín Rojo, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid


Miguel Urbán, Diputado al Parlamento Europeo

Ruth Wodak, Lancaster University/University Vienna

Xavier Giró Martí
, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Invited Professors/ Speakers 2019 - 2020

Eleonora Esposito, Universidad de Navarra

Lluís Payrató Giménez
, Universitat de Barcelona

Natalia Fernández, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Viviane Resende, Universidade de Brasilia

Xavier Giró Martí
, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Invited Professors/ Speakers 2018-2019

Ester Jordana Lluch, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Inma Pastor Gosálbez, Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Juan David Gómez Quintero
, Universidad de Zaragoza 

Maria Eugenia Piola, Universitat de Barcelona 

Martín Correa-Urquiza, Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Theo van Leeuwen, University of Technology Sydney 


Viviane Resende, Universidade de Brasilia
 

Visiting Scholars/Senior Scholars 2021

Ahmed Najm Abed 
Universitat Politècnica de València
CDS Visiting Scholar  

Ahmed Najm Abed is currently a PhD student in the department of applied linguistics at the Universitat Politècnica de València. His research interests are centered in linguistics, and specifically in critical discourse analysis, discourse studies, refugees media discourse, and multimodality. His research thesis is located mainly in the paradigms of Critical Discourse Analysis, framing, and multimodality, exploring the ways in which the British online media represent Iraqi refugees. 


At the Center of Discourse Studies, he is planning to develop a part of his research thesis which engages methods of multimodal analysis in order to understand the complexity of text and visual images in meaning-making processes.     

Ignacio Riffo-Pavón
Universidad Central de Chile
CDS Visiting Scholar  

Ignacio Riffo-Pavón holds a PhD in Communication Sciences and a Master's degree in Media, Communication and Culture from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He is a postdoctoral researcher of FONDECYT n° 3210195 at the Faculty of Government, Economics and Communications of the Universidad Central de Chile and is a visiting researcher at the Faculty of Communication of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (academic year 2021). He is also coordinator of the Ibero-American Research Network on Imaginaries and Social Representations (RIIR). His lines of research focus on the study of political discourses, media culture and anthropology of communication. He is the author of book chapters and a series of articles, his latest publication is titled "El imaginario: revisitando la obra de Gilbert Durand" (2019) en la Revista Interdisciplinaria Imagonautas." 

Ignacio is carrying out a post-doctoral stay at the Centre of Discourse Studies from September to December 2021, to develop his work on Imaginaries and Social Representations from a discourse perspective. 

Sara Camacho Estrada
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
CDS Visiting Scholar  

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Sara Camacho Estrada is a full professor at the Universidad Técnica de Ambato in Ecuador. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Philosophy and Language Sciences at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She holds a PhD in Jurisprudence and Social Sciences and a Master's degree in Applied English Linguistics. The combination of these degrees have awakened her interest in discourse analysis in four areas: political discourse analysis, forensic discourse analysis, educational discourse analysis, and cultural discourse analysis of myths and beliefs of indigenous peoples. 

During her stay at the Centre of Discourse Studies (October-November 2021) she will work on the analysis of metaphors in the political discourse of Andean countries' leaders and on the systematization of this analysis for publication. 

Visiting Scholars/Senior Scholars 2019-2020

Viviane Resende
Universidade de Brasília 
CDS Visiting Senior Scholar  

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Viviane Resende is a professor at the University of Brasilia (UnB), deputy director of the Center for Advanced Multidisciplinary Studies (CEAM) and coordinator of the Center for Language and Society Studies (NELiS) at UnB. CNPq Researcher. Co-editor of Discourse & Society magazines and Latin American Discourse Studies Magazine. Delegate of the Latin American Discourse Studies Association in Brazil (ALED-Brazil), Board Secretary ISA RC25 (Language and Society) and Voting Board Member of the Association of Discourse and Society Studies (EDiSo).


From February to March 2020, she visited the Center as part of her postdoctoral research, supervised by Teun A. van Dijk and supported by CAPES.

Mauricio Esteban Alarcón Silva 

Universidad de La Frontera - Universidad Austral de Chile 

CDS Visiting Scholar  

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Mauricio Esteban Alarcón Silva is a PhD student in Communication (Universidad de La Frontera-Universidad Austral de Chile) and Fellow of ANID (National Agency for Research and Development). He holds a bachelor's in Sociology and master's in Local and Regional Human Development from the Universidad de la Frontera, where he is currently a visiting professor. His doctoral research is entitled: Discursive strategies in the construction of texts announcing protest gatherings disseminated on social networks. Social movement in Chile (2019-2020).

Mauricio completed a doctoral stay at the Center of Discourse Studies in Barcelona in the Spring Semester 2020, where he ​​participated in the Advanced Seminar of Discourse Studies (SAED), study groups with PhD students from various countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America, and tutorials with Professor Teun van Dijk which allowed him to deepen his theoretical knowledge and methodological strategies through a Critical Discourse Studies approach and define his dissertation work.

Carolina Godoy Berthet 

Universidad Autónoma de Chile - Universidad de la Frontera

CDS Visiting Scholar  

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Carolina Godoy Berthet is a PhD Candidate in Social Sciences the Universidad de la Frontera (Chile), where she also studied a bachelor's degree in Sociology and a master's in Local Human Development. She is a professor at the Autonomous University of Chile and the Universidad de la Frontera and is currently in her last year of her PhD program, developing the dissertation entitled: The role of food and notions of the body in the identity discourse of women.


From January to June 2020, Carolina participated in the Advanced Discourse Studies Seminar (SAED) at the Center of Discourse Studies, which allowed her to collaborate and establish  networks with PhD students from different countries, expand her theoretical and methodological knowledge in discourse analysis, present her dissertation work, participate in thematic study groups, and receive tutorials from Professor Teun van Dijk, an experience  which has crucially influenced the analytical design of her dissertation.

Carola Gómez Medina

Universidad de los Andes 

CDS Visiting Scholar  

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Carola Gómez Medina is a Sociologist from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. She has a master's degree in Cultural and Language Studies, and is currently a PhD Candidate in the Department of Education at the Universidad de los Andes where she investigates curricular reforms in higher education from an articulated perspective between the curriculum, the organization, and change as social phenomena. Carola has researched and worked on issues of gender, emotions, peace-building and education. She was a visiting scholar at the Center of Discourse Studies between January and May 2020 as part of her doctoral studies, an experience which she used to delevop her analysis of ideologies in changing social systems.

María Luisa Guerrero Díaz

Universidad de Santiago de Chile

CDS Visiting Scholar  

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María Luisa Guerrero Díaz is a Spanish professor at the Universidad de Santiago (Chile) with a master's in Education. She is a researcher at the Metropolitan University of Educational Sciences and a PhD candidate in the Translation and Language Sciences program at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Her dissertation studies teachers' narratives on migration in Chilean schools. As a Visiting Scholar at the Center of Discourse Studies María Luisa participated in various workshops and was a member of the 2020 Advanced Seminar of Discourse Studies (SAED). 

Mariana Morales da Silva

Universidade Federal de São Carlos 

CDS Visiting Scholar  

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Mariana Morales da Silva is a PhD student of Linguistics at the Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar) with research funding from Capes-Brasil. She holds an undergraduate degree in pedagogy and a master's in Education from the Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil). Her  interest in Discourse Studies began in her early years of undergraduate research on Discourse and Education. 

She currently researches the discourse of the Brazilian Secondary Student Social Movement through their official on the Facebook digital social network dedicated to the occupations of the social movement between 2015 and 2016. Her research places contributions of Social Movement Studies (particularly those with Latin-American decolonial perspective) in dialogue with (Digital) Discourse Studies with emphasis in the web 2.0.

 
She was granted a research stay at the Center of Discourse Studies and at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF-Barcelona) under the supervision of Prof. Teun Van Dijk from December 2019 until October 2020, with research funding research from Capes-PrInt (Brasil).

Visiting Scholars/Senior Scholars 2018-2019

Viviane Resende
Universidade de Brasília 
CDS Visiting Senior Scholar  

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Viviane Resende is a professor at the University of Brasilia (UnB), deputy director of the Center for Advanced Multidisciplinary Studies (CEAM) and coordinator of the Center for Language and Society Studies (NELiS) at UnB. CNPq Researcher. Co-editor of Discourse & Society magazines and Latin American Discourse Studies Magazine. Delegate of the Latin American Discourse Studies Association in Brazil (ALED-Brazil), Board Secretary ISA RC25 (Language and Society) and Voting Board Member of the Association of Discourse and Society Studies (EDiSo).


From August 2018 to February 2019, she visited the Center as part of her postdoctoral research, where she developed the research project “Representation of public policies for homeless people as territory management: spatial metaphors in Folha de S. Paulo ”, supervised by Teun A. van Dijk and supported by CAPES.

Isabela Correia
Universidade Feberal da Bahia 
CDS Visiting Scholar

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Isabela Santos Correia Rosa is a doctoral student in the postgraduate program in Teaching, Philosophy, and History of Sciences at the Federal University of Bahia (FUBA) / Brazil, where she develops the project entitled “Dialogue between epistemological pluralism and critical multiculturalism in initial formation Biology teachers”. She participated in the Center of Discourse Studies during her exchange period, from November / 2018 to April / 2019, developing a sociocognitive analysis of discourse interactions of teachers of Biology in initial formation at the Federal University of Sergipe / Brazil. In parallel to this analysis, she produced the article “Classroom Discursive Interactions: positions of undergraduate students in Biology on the policy of racial quotas in Brazilian higher education”, in partnership with Professor Rosiléia Oliveira de Almeida (FUBA) and oriented by Professor Teun Van Dijk. The article was accepted by Discurso & Sociedad magazine and should be published in the first edition of 2020.

Veronica Fox
Universidade Católica de Pernambuco 
CDS Visiting Scholar

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Veronica del Pilar Proaño de Fox is a journalist and PhD student of the Postgraduate Program in Language Sciences (PPGCL), of the Catholic University of Pernambuco, in Recife (Brazil), where she investigates the representation of artisanal fishermen in the Pernambucan mass press. Between October 2018 and May 2019, she completed a predoctoral visiting researcher stay at the Pompeu Fabra University and the Centre of Discourse Studies, with the guidance of Prof. Teun Van Dijk and a scholarship from the "Sanduich" PhD Program Abroad (PDSE) of the CAPES - Coordination of Improvement of Higher Level Personnel. During that period, she participated in activities promoted at the Centre for Discourse Studies, such as courses, seminars, conferences, lectures, meetings, and orientations, with the aim of perfecting her research that emphasizes the theoretical-methodological relationships between Critical Discourse Studies (CDS) and traditional cultures in Brazil and Latin America.

Christiane Goßen

University of Duisburg-Essen 

CDS Scholar

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Christiane Goßen holds an MPhil degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Cambridge (UK) and is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany). Her areas of research are social and cultural anthropology in Latin America and her dissertation focuses on narco rap, a musical youth discourse that has been appropriated as a propaganda tool by drug cartels during the Mexican drug war. She was a visiting scholar at the Centre of Discourse Studies from April to July 2019. During her stay at the Centre she participated in workshops, received tutorials, and exchanged ideas with other PhD candidates in order to fortify her research. 

Visiting Scholars 2017-2018

Bruna Anhaia (Brazil)

bruna.anhaia@hotmail.com 

 

Emine Sule Erturk (Turkey)

erturk@sakarya.edu.tr

 

Jo Angouri (UK)

J.Angouri@warwick.ac.uk

 

Jorge González Gutiérrez (Mexico)

jogonzales@colmex.mx

 

Julia Williams (Spain)

jtwilliams.camus@gmail.com

 

Oscar Alberto Morales (Venezuela)

geode.ula@gmail.com