The Collective

  • Coordinator:

Elisabetta Adami, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

  • Founding Team:

Ana Pedrazzini, IPEHCS – CONICET – Comahue National University, Argentina

Anders Bjorkvall, Örebro University, Sweden

Cheryl E Ball, Wayne State University Libraries, USA

Clarice Gualberto, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil/USA

Danielle Almeida, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil

Dušan Stamenković, University of Niš, Serbia

Emilia Djonov, Macquarie University, Australia

Fei Victor Lim, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Gaëlle Ferré, University of Nantes, France

Germán Canale, Universidad de la República, Uruguay

Gunhild Kvale, University of Agder, Norway

Ilaria Moschini, University of Florence, Italy/Denmark

Janina Wildfeuer, University of Groningen, The Netherlands/Germany

Jesse Pirini, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand 

Liliana Vásquez-Rocca, Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile

Maria Grazia Sindoni, University of Messina, Italy

Martin Siefkes, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany

Maryam S. Ghiasian, Payame Noor University, Iran

Michele Zappavigna, University of New South Wales, Australia

Najma Al Zidjaly, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Nóra Nagy, University of Pécs, Károli Gáspár Reformed University, Hungary

Pei Soo Ang, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Rumiko Oyama, Meiji University, Japan

Sean P Smith, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Søren Vigild Poulsen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Styliani Karatza, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Yiqiong Zhang, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China 

Zachary Simpson, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Zósimo Lopez Pena, Universidad Internacional de la Rioja, Spain

Collaborators in PanMeMic include:

Jessica BradleyUniversity of Sheffield, UK
Kate CowanUniversity College London, UK
Sophia DiamantopoulouUniversity College London, UK
Rebecca IszattUniversity of Leeds, UK
Daniel Lees FryerØstfold University College, Norway
Zhe LiuUniversity of Leeds, UK
Ben RamptonKing’s College London, UK
Louise RavelliUniversity of New South Wales, Australia
Martin ThomasUniversity of Leeds, UK

We are researchers in meaning-making, communication and social interaction – we are semioticians and linguists, who look at different spheres of human communication (including but also beyond writing and speech, e.g., image, gesture, music, dress, etc.); we are based in different countries and continents around the globe.

We have started this because we believe we are in urgent need to understand how communication practices have been changing across the world during the pandemic and how this can impact on the future of social interactions.

We cannot do this alone though – and we can hardly do it with the traditional pace and means of research publication, as the situation is changing quickly, impacts everybody similarly and yet differently and needs to be tracked while it is happening.

So we’ve started this website and a series of pages, events and hashtags on social media because we need to gather as much collective observations and reflections as possible – and we need to do this in real time – to start a conversation with everybody who is interested in contributing. See how you can join: Contacts

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