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Dimitris Serafis


My main research areas include Critical Discourse Analysis and Argumentation,  Social Semiotics, Systemic Functional Linguistics, and Multimodality with a particular focus on (social) media discourse, migration, racism and hate speech, populism, political discourse and rhetoric, protest discourse and the construction of collective identity/ies.

I hold a a PhD (cotutelle) in Communication Sciences from the University of Neuchatel and the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, which I was awarded in 2017 (summa cum laude), My recent research appears (among others) in Critical Discourse Studies, Journal of Language and Politics, Informal Logic, Text & Talk and Social Semiotics.

Since September 2018, I am a visiting post-doc researcher (Scholarship of the "Sophie Afenduli Foundation" - for postdoctoral research), affiliated at the Institute of Argumentation, Linguistics and Semiotics (IALS), USI - Università della Svizzera italiana. Since February 2020, I am an Adjunct Lecturer at the Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society, USI - Università della Svizzera italiana.