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I am a Postdoctoral Researcher based at Waterford Institute of Technology, affiliated with projects funded by the European Union and the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. My research in sociolinguistics combines CDA and corpus tools for media analysis, media discourses in the Latin American context, multimodality and political humour. My work, informed by my experience of almost a decade in journalism in Argentina and Chile, is concerned with inequalities and democracy, specifically the role of the media in sustaining and challenging dominant memory discourses. My PhD research project by publication (2014-2018), which involved the analysis of media in Spanish and English, was funded by The Irish Research Council. It focussed, specifically, on representations of socio-political and economic inequalities in Argentina during the country’s last dictatorship, 1982-1983.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Limerick

Award Date: 14 Jan 2019

Masters Degree, City, University of London

Bachelors Degree, Trinity College Dublin

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