Graduation Ceremony

  • April 10th, 2019

Dr. Nuria Lorenzo Dus, Full Professor of Linguistics at the University of Swansea, participates in the Master’s GRADUATION CEREMONY on May 28th , with a lecture on ‘English Studies: Developing the skills for socially responsible citizenship in the 21st century’.

[Bionote] Professor Nuria Lorenzo-Dus graduated from Valencia University with a BA Hons in English and German Philology before moving to the UK, where she completed at Cardiff University a Masters in Language and Communication and a PhD in Discourse Analysis. Over the next 10 years she progressed from becoming a researcher on a European Union funded research project at Swansea University to being awarded a personal Chair (Cátedra) there in the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics. Currently she is responsible for all postgraduate research students at Swansea University whilst also maintaining an international research profile. Several books and over fifty research articles and book chapters later, Professor Lorenzo-Dus is an established expert in applying to contemporary social problems methodologies and theoretical frameworks in Linguistics spanning Discourse Analysis and Corpus Linguistics through to Interactional Sociolinguistics and Multimodality. Her investigation of the intersection of Digital Communication and Criminology has led to invited research presentations in Europe, the USA, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. She works collaboratively with a range of stakeholders (e.g. government, law enforcement, charity sector) in combatting social media use by right-wing extremist and jihadist groups, child sexual predators online and so-called 'dark net' markets. Finally, and always close to her heart, Professor Lorenzo-Dus has collaborated periodically with academic colleagues in the Department of Filologia Anglesa i Alemanya at the Universitat de Valencia on research projects into language, gender and discrimination.

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