Seminar “Discourse Analysis and Socio-Political Criticism”

On May 24, the Seminar “Discourse Analysis and Socio-Political Criticism” will take place, led by Professor Anabela Carvalho (CECS/UMinho).

Starting at 10:00 am in the ICS meeting room, this seminar will focus on Critical Discourse Analysis, presenting fundamental assumptions and concepts of Discourse Studies and discussing the approaches proposed by different authors. The meaning of ‘criticism’ in Critical Discourse Analysis will also be analyzed. All questions will be illustrated using concrete examples both in terms of objects of study and their treatment in various forms of research.

Anabela Carvalho (Ph.D., University College London) is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences of the University of Minho, where she teaches subjects such as Communication, Science and Environment; International Communication; and Political Communication. Her research focuses on the fields of communication and environment, communication and science, and communication and political involvement, with a particular focus on the theme of climate change.

She is the author and/or organizer of books such as Climate Change, Media and Citizens (2011); Climate Change Politics: Communication and Public Engagement (with T.R. Peterson, 2012); and Citizen Voices: Performing Public Participation in Science and Environment Communication (with L. Phillips and J. Doyle, 2012), among others, as well as various thematic issues of scientific journals, and more than a hundred scientific papers and books. She has been an Associate Editor for Environmental Communication (2010-2012), currently serving the same role in Frontiers in Communication: Science and Environmental Communication and is a member of the Journal of Communication, Environmental Communication, MedieKultur, Dissertations, Development, and May Environment, Public Communication, and Communication and Society.

Anabela Carvalho is co-founder and former President and Vice-President of the Science Communication Section and 2007-2014), as well as co-founder of the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) and formerly elected member of its Board of Directors ( 2011-2015). Integrates the Scientific Panel of the National Adaptation Strategy to Climate Change. She is currently Director of the Ph.D. in Communication Studies: Technology, Culture, and Society.

[Posted: 20-05-2019]