CFP NCA Seminar: Critical Discourse Studies in Communication: Embracing Opportunities for Research and Pedagogy

CFP NCA Seminar: Critical Discourse Studies in Communication: Embracing Opportunities for Research and Pedagogy
November 18th, 2015, 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Rio Conference Center

Susana Martinez Guillem, University of New Mexico
Christopher M. Toula, Georgia State University

Mariaelena Bartesaghi, University of South Florida;  M. Lane Bruner, Georgia State University; Theresa Castor, University of Wisconsin-Parkside; Susana Martinez Guillem, University of New Mexico; Craig Stewart, University of Memphis; Christopher M. Toula, Georgia State University; Bernadette Barker-Plummer, University of San Francisco

This seminar will focus on Critical Discourse Studies-also known as Critical Discourse Analysis, or CDA-as a theory/method in Communication, and more specifically on the opportunities it presents for scholars throughout our discipline to engage in social justice-oriented research and pedagogy. Our primary goal is to create space for collaboration among communication scholars as we discuss theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical issues related to Critical Discourse Studies, as well as the opportunities that this approach presents for ongoing studies of different practices/artifacts/texts across NCA’s interest groups.

We invite submissions for both roundtables and workshops.
For those  interested in participating in the roundtables: please send a short position paper (7-10 pages) to Susana Martínez Guillem ( and Christopher Michael Toula ( focusing on “Critical Discourse Studies’ Theoretical Legacies and Futures in Communication Studies,” or “Methodological and Pedagogical Considerations for Critical Discourse Studies in/across Communication Areas.” Please indicate the roundtable that best fits your proposal. Your email subject heading should read NCA SEMINAR APPLICATION and your submission should include your name, title, institution, and email address at the top.

Those interested in participating in the workshops: please send a short description of your text(s) (1000 words maximum) to Susana Martínez Guillem and Christopher Michael Toula, and briefly discuss the initial questions you are trying to tackle in your analysis. The questions should be open-ended to allow for flee-floating feedback and discussion.  Your email subject heading should read NCA SEMINAR APPLICATION and your submission should include your name, title, institution, and email address at the top.

The final number and focus of the workshops will depend on the number and quality of the submissions, as well as the overarching themes emerging out of the proposals.

The deadline to submit all materials is October 1, 2015. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about nuances within CDS, discuss ongoing and potential research applications in different communication areas, and engage in hands-on analysis of your own texts with immediate feedback to help you move your project forward.

Susana Martínez Guillem Profile

ProfilesSusana Martínez Guillem (Ph.D., University of Colorado-Boulder) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico, USA. She is also affiliate faculty at the Latin American and Iberian Institute, and the European Studies Program at UNM.

She is originally from Spain, and came to the United States to start her graduate studies in 2000. Before moving to New Mexico, she spent her time between Europe and the U.S., living in Iowa, Italy, Spain and Colorado.

Dr. Martínez Guillem is convinced that the best scholarship comes out of grappling with productive tensions among different methods, theories and disciplines. In her research, she draw from the Discourse Studies as well as the Cultural Studies traditions, together with scholarship on race, ethnicity and whiteness across the humanities and the social sciences. She finds these theoretical and practical intersections necessary as she tries to develop a research agenda that aims at approaching complex phenomena in a holistic way.

Her current projects include examining the ideological dimensions of institutional, mediated, and everyday practices in relation to immigration, place, space, social movements (anti)racism, bilingualism, and their connection to material conditions.

Selected publications:

Martínez Guillem, S. & Toula T.M. (2018) Critical Discourse Studies and/in communication: theories, methodologies, and pedagogies at the intersections. Review of Communication, 18(3), 140-157.

Martínez Guillem, S. & Barnes, C. C. (2018). Am I a good [white] mother? Mad Men, Bad Mothers, and post(racial)feminism. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 35, 3, 286-299.

Martínez Guillem, S. & Cvetkovic, I. (2018). Analysis of discourses and rhetoric in European migration politics. In A. Weinar (Ed.), Handbook on the politics of migration in Europe. London: Routledge.

Martínez Guillem, S. (2017). Precarious privilege: Indignad@s, daily disidentifications, and cultural (re)production. Communication & Critical/Cultural Studies, 14(3), 238-253.

Martínez Guillem, S. (2017). Critical discourse studies; Race/ethnicity.  In J. Flowerdew & J. E. Richardson (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Critical Discourse Studies. New York: Routledge.

García Agustín, O., Martín Rojo, L., Pujolar Cos, J., Pérez Milans, M., Moustaoui Srhir, A., Hidalgo McCabe, E. A., Cárdenas Neira, C. & Martínez Guillem, S. (2016). Reflexiones sobre ‘Occupy. The spatial dynamics of discourse in global protest movements’ de Luisa Martin Rojo. Discurso y Sociedad, 10(4) 640-684.

Briziarelli, M., & Martínez Guillem, S. (2016). Reviving Gramsci: Crisis, communication, and change. New York: Routledge.

Martínez Guillem, S.,  & Flores, L. A. (2015). Maternal transgressions, feminist regressions: How Whiteness mediates the (worst) White moms. In H. L. Hundley & S. E. Hayden (Eds.), Mediated moms: Contemporary challenges to the motherhood myth. New York: Peter Lang.

Martínez Guillem, S. (2015). Exclusive inclusion: EU integration discourse as regulating practice. Critical Discourse Studies, 12(4), 426-444.

Martínez Guillem, S. (2014) Going global, (re)locating privilege: A journey into the borders of Whiteness, foreignness, and performativity. Journal of Multicultural Discourses, 9(3), 212-226.

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