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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 2022

Visiting Scholars 2022-2023

Daniel N. Silva
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

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Daniel N. Silva is Associate Professor of Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics and Applied Linguistics at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil. He also collaborates in the Graduate Program in Applied Linguistics at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. He does fieldwork in the Complexo do Alemão favelas in Rio de Janeiro. Together with Jerry Lee, he is working on a book named Language as hope, focusing on the Black activism he follows in the field.

Daniele de Oliveira
Universidade Federal da Bahia

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Daniele de Oliveira is a professor at the Language Institute at the Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA) and in the Postgraduate Program in Language and Culture (PPGLinC), also at UFBA. She has completed post-doctoral studies in the Graduate Program in Languages (PPGCEL) at the Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia (UESB), in the Graduate Program in Linguistics (PPGL) at the Universidade de Brasília (UnB), and at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). She holds a PhD in Linguistic Studies from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) and a Master's degree in Portuguese Language from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais  (PUC-Minas). She is the leader of the research group Margens e Entrelinhas (CNPq/UFBA). She is a member of the Latin American Association of Discourse Studies (ALED).

Currently, she investigates media discourse, focusing on the representation of race relations and racism in this discourse, with Critical Discourse Studies as theoretical basis.
 

During her stay at the Centre of Discourse Studies (September-November 2022), she worked on the development of the project: Whiteness and racist discourse in comments to the digital news site Folha de SP.

Mária Hodorovská 
Comenius University

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Mária Hodorovská is a PhD Candidate at the Institute of European Studies and International Relations at the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences (Comenius University in Bratislava). By applying critical theoretical frameworks (postcolonialism, post-development theory and political ecology) and the methodological approach of Critical Discourse Analysis, she studies discourses of global education produced by third-sector actors in Slovakia. 

 

During her research stay at the Centre of Discourse Studies she deepens her knowledge about the method of CDA, attends courses and workshops, and consults her investigation with prof. Teun van Dijk. 

Sandra Soler
Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas

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Sandra Soler, PhD in Linguistics and Communication from the Universitat de Barcelona, is a research professor at the Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas and co-director of the inter-institutional research group Discourse Studies. Her research interests focus on discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, and critical discourse analysis, and on topics such as gender, discrimination and racism. Some of her publications include Discurso y género en historias de vida (2004), "Racismo discursivo de élite en los textos escolaresciencias sociales" (2006) and "Racismo y discurso en Colombia: cinco siglosinvisibilidad y exclusión" (2007). Her current research is focused on narratives of resistance and racism in Colombia

Liliana Vargas Monroy 
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana 

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Liliana Vargas Monroy is a full professor at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá, where she has been a professor in the faculties of psychology (1997 - 2014) and social sciences (2014 - 2022) and director of the department and master's degree in cultural studies (2014 - 2021). She holds a PhD in social psychology from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and is a psychologist with a master's degree in philosophy from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá. Her main areas of work are located within critical labor studies, the modernity/coloniality/decoloniality discussion, discourse studies and feminist epistemology. She has been visiting professor at the University of Granada - Spain, the Autonomous University of Barcelona - Spain and in Colombia at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana of Medellin, the Universidad del Magdalena and the Universidad del Valle.

 

She is currently working on the issues of whiteness and representation of women in Colombia. During her stay at the Center she works from the ACD addressing the ways of representing women in the written media in Colombia during the 1920s.

Viviane Resende
Universidade de Brasília 

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Viviane Resende, PhD in Linguistics (Language and Society) from the University of Brasília (UnB), is associate professor at the Department of Linguistics, Portuguese and Classical Languages (LIP/UnB). She is a researcher at the Post-Graduate Program in Linguistics (PPGL/UnB), and works as an advisor in the area of Language and Society, specifically in Critical Discourse Studies. Coordinator of the Laboratory for Critical Discourse Studies (LabEC/UnB). President of the Latin American Association of Discourse Studies (2021-2023). In other scientific associations, she was a member of the Board of Directors of the international association Estudos de Discurso e Sociedad (EDiSo) and Secretary of the Executive Council of Research Committee 25 (RC25 - Language and Society) of the International Sociological Association (ISA). She is a member of the Red Latinoamericana de Analisis Critico del Discurso y Pobreza (REDLAD). She has published articles in several journals and several books in the area of critical discourse studies. She is the editor of Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios del Discurso (together with Teresa Oteiza, from PUC-Chile) and editor for Brazil and Portugal of the journal Discourse & Sociedad. She has conducted postdoctoral studies with Poslin/UFMG (2016) and at the Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Spain (2018). 

Susana Martínez Guillem
University of New Mexico

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Susana Martínez Guillem is Associate Professor in the department of Communication at the University of New Mexico, USA, and affiliate faculty with the Latin American and Iberian Institute, also at UNM. She currently serves on the executive board of EDiSO (Association of Studies in Discourse and Society (https://edisoportal.org/).

 

In her research, she draws on discourse studies and cultural studies to study the ideological dimensions of institutional, mediated, and everyday practices in relation to immigration, place, space, social movements, (anti)racism, multilingualism, and their connection to material conditions.

Visiting Scholars 2021-2022

João Raphael da Silva

João Raphael da Silva
Ulster University

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João Raphael da Silva is an Afro-Brazilian Ph.D. Researcher at Ulster University’s School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences (Belfast, Northern Ireland/U.K.). He currently researches how American Congresswomen/Congressmen and British Members of Parliament have been labeling Radical Environmentalist and Animal Rights (REAR) groups, such as the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), Earth First! (EF!), Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC). As a Visiting Scholar at the Centre of Discourse Studies (Barcelona, Spain), da Silva conducted a Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) of U.S. Congress’ and U.K. Parliament’s debates about these groups.

Currently, da Silva works as a Teaching Assistant at Ulster University’s School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences (Belfast, Northern Ireland/U.K.) and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Roehampton’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (London, England/U.K.).
 

Yanina Kowszyk

Yanina Kowszyk
University of Groningen / Universitat de Barcelona

 

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Yanina Kowszyk recently obtained her Ph.D. from the Faculty of Spatial Sciences (University of Groningen) and at the Business School (Universitat de Barcelona) in the framework of a co-tutelle agreement. She focuses her research on sustainable challenges that Latin American extractive corporations are facing due to cultural changes. More specifically, she is engaged in the study of the extractive responses to a global and local claim for a more evidence based, climate friendly, culturally grounded and socio-ecological decision-making in regards to their operations in the territories. Her dissertation research addresses the Critical Discourse Analysis to describe the relation between power and discourse. 

 

During her research visit at the Centre of Discourse Studies, she aims to develop her work on the analysis of constitutional reform debates in Chile in order to understand its influence in local mining conflicts between mining companies and agricultural communities.

Kristián Földes
Charles University

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Kristián Földes is a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Social Sciences (Charles University in Prague) focusing his research on European integration in the context of the 2015 refugee crisis. More specifically, he is engaged in the study of the political responses of the Visegrad Group to the crisis, the reasons and justifications of the governmental actions. His main interests include discourse and discursive constructions of state identities at the level of political elites. His research thesis draws on Critical Discourse Analysis and the synthesis of symbolic interactionism and poststructuralism as theories of international relations.

During his research visit at the Center of Discourse Studies, he aims to develop his work on the analysis of parliamentary debates in the Czech republic and Slovak republic in order to understand the complex identity construction of political elites and how these constructions may explain their action.
 

Ahmed Najm Abed

Ahmed Najm Abed 
Universitat Politècnica de València 

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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-Ravón

Ignacio Riffo-Pavón
Universidad Central de Chile

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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

Sara Camacho Estrada
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

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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)

 

Emine Sule Erturk (Turkey)

 

Jo Angouri (UK)

 

Jorge González Gutiérrez (Mexico)

 

Julia Williams (Spain)

 

Oscar Alberto Morales (Venezuela)

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