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MemberAntonio Fruttaldo

I received a PhD in English for Special Purposes (ESP) from the University of Naples Federico II. My research interests lie in the intersections between different methodological approaches, such as Corpus Linguistics, (Critical) Discourse Analysis, and Genre Analysis, among others. My research has mainly focused on media discourse – in particular, on digital media and news discourse. I am currently a Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’ and at the University of Naples Federico II.

MemberSilke Stroh

Anglophone & Scottish Gaelic literature; Scottish studies; postcolonial studies; postcolonial theory; diaspora studies; colonial discourse analysis; Black/Asian British literature and culture; anglophone literature from Canada, New Zealand and Africa; the black diaspora and Germany; images of Celticity; film and TV; strategies for teaching transcultural competence in EFL (English as a foreign language) courses.

MemberJulia Rhyder

I am Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University, specializing in the Hebrew Bible and the history and culture of ancient Israel. I am particularly interested in the ritual texts of the Hebrew Bible and the history of the Israelite cult. In my research, I combine detailed philological analysis and the methods of historical criticism with the use of anthropological and social theories to illuminate the biblical text, including ritual theory, memory studies, postcolonial theory, and discourse analysis.

MemberMaria Rieder

Maria Rieder is a Lecturer in Sociolinguistics at the University of Limerick where she works in different projects that critically study the role of language in situations of economic and social inequality. Her main current project is a major interdisciplinary and international study of the news coverage of Thomas Piketty’s book ‘Capital in the 21st Century’ using Critical Discourse Analysis, Framing and Content Analysis. Further, she is involved in projects on media and social protest, issues of immigration and asylum, critical intercultural communication and minority languages and economics. Prior to her research position, the undertook a folk-linguistic and ethnographic study of the Irish Traveller Cant. Her research interests lie in the fields of social and economic inequality, intercultural communication, human rights and minority communities, with a specific focus on the role of language in the production of power and social conflict.

MemberPatrice Quammie-Wallen

I am a linguist, creative and performing arts practitioner, educator, and researcher.  I most recently conceptualised and conducted postgraduate research in the functional grammar of stage directions. My undergraduate teaching  includes Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Vocal Diction, and Academic Writing, with English Language, English Literature, and Communication Studies taught at secondary school. I also have valued experience in tertiary administration and supervision. My research to date has applied corpus methods, sociolinguistic methodologies, discourse analysis, and formal and functional analyses to areas such as World Englishes, academic writing, media representations, legal practice, multimodality, and drama theory.