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Summary: Multimodality; digital media and texts; place semiotics; multimodal discourse analysis; non-verbal communication
Location: Parkinson Building room 2.33
I am a University Academic Fellow in Multimodal Communication specialized in social semiotic multimodal analysis. I am interested in how people use both verbal and nonverbal resources to make meaning, particularly in intercultural situations. I look at sign- and meaning-making practices in place, in face-to-face interaction, and in digital environments.
I hold a PhD in English Language and Translation at the University of Verona and took a one-year Special Research Programme at the Institute of Education (UCL-London), with research on YouTube and mobile technologies. Before coming to Leeds, I worked as a research fellow in English Language and Translation at the University of Chieti-Pescara (2012-2015) and I held teaching positions at the University of Verona (2009-2012).
I have participated in an ESRC/NCRM-funded project on Methodologies for Multimodal and Narrative Analysis of UK Food Blogs, based at the Institute of Education (University College London).
My research adopts and develops a social semiotic multimodal approach for the analysis of representation, communication, and sign- and meaning-making in all forms. I am particularly interested in developing theories and methods for the analysis of intercultural multimodal sign-making.
My work in funded projects in Leeds include:
- BA/Leverhulme funded project: Leeds Voices: Communicating Superdiversity in the Market
- Erasmus+ Key Action 2 funded project: EU-MADE4LL European Multimodal and Digital Education for Language Learning
- LHRI Sadler Seminar Series 2017/2018: Signs Beyond Borders: Meaning-Making across Sign and Spoken Languages
PhD SupervisionI welcome PhD research proposals that want to use in novel ways a social semiotic multimodal approach to analyse sign-making in place, in face-to-face interaction and in digital environments, particularly in intercultural contexts.