The Centre of Discourse Studies receives researchers from around the globe for short-term stays (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 Centre of Discourse Studies also sends select invitations to Senior Scholars to give lectures, workshops, and conference talks.  

Invited Speakers 2018-2019

Theo van Leeuwen, University of Technology Sydney 

Viviane Resende, Universidade de Brasilia

Inma Pastor Gosálbez, Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Juan David Gómez Quintero, Universidad de Zaragoza 

Maria Eugenia Piola, Universitat de Barcelona 

Ester Jordana Lluch, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Martín Correa-Urquiza, Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Visiting Scholars/Senior Scholars 2018-2019

Viviane Resende

University of Brasilia (Brazil)

CDS Visiting Senior Scholar  

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

Federal University of Bahia (Brazil)

CDS Visiting Scholar

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

Catholic University of Pernambuco (Brazil)

CDS Visiting Scholar

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 (Germany)

CDS Scholar

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) 


Emine Sule Erturk (Turkey)


Jo Angouri (UK)


Jorge González Gutiérrez (Mexico)


Julia Williams (Spain)


Oscar Alberto Morales (Venezuela)

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