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Visiting Research Fellow - Dr Heri Pontes

Dr Heri Pontes will be working on borders and developing some aspects of her research project Resemiotinsing borders, conflict and identity in Brazilian online news reporting on immigration. Her research interests focus on the analysis of political and discriminatory discourses, border and identity politics, immigration, representation, rhetoric and argumentation studies, especially in South America. Heri is an Associate Professor in the Department of Arts and Communication at Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil. She holds a PhD in Linguistics. She teaches modules in Discourse Analysis, Applied Linguistics and Cross-cultural Aspects in Language Teaching and Learning at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In 2016, she was a Visiting Fellow at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) at The Department of Media and Communications. She will be based in PAIS working with Nick Vaughan-Williams in connection with the 'Border Narratives' project for term 1 of the 2019/20 academic year and can be contacted at

Fri 04 Oct 2019, 10:58