MIRCo - Centro de investigación

Multilingüismo, discurso y comunicación

I Seminar of Discourse and Political Action. The case of Madrid.

Sixth Session. Thursday November 24th 18:00-20:00 (Madrid time, GMT+1)

The Social Networks of Madrid’s Right Wing

Manuel Alcántara Plá (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and Laura Filardo LLamas (Universidad de Valladolid)

Participants in the afterward debate: Jorge Gaupp (Reina Sofía Museum), Oscar García Agustín (Aalborg University), Germán Labrador (Princeton University), Paula Requeijo Rey (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).



Online and in person.

To watch the previous sessions: https://www.mircouam.com/audiovisuales/i-seminario-de-discurso-y-accion-politica/

This Seminar is part of the intervention activities carried out by MIRCo, with which it seeks to transform institutions and their discourses, and which incorporates citizens in research and in knowledge transfer activities.

For this edition of the Seminar, we have put together a set of presentations by specialists in social sciences, discourse analysis and philosophy in order to unravel the keys to the current political situation in the Community of Madrid and its future.


Practical face-to-face sessions with a introduction to theoretically framed the collective work and ensuing debate which is led by invited participants. Each session lasts 2 hours.


  • To ponen a space to from, discuss and generate ideas about discourse and political action in Madrid Community.
  • To prepare “100 practical ideas to dispute the discursive hegemony and to transform the political and discursive space in Madrid’s Community.” Each session will be resume in 5-10 ideas with the participation of the audience of the Seminar and also in the days following the session.
  • To create and archive with videos of the sessions in order to favor debate, reflection and generation of proposals.
  • To open a common space of reflection with political and social agents in order to enrich the range of discourses that can play a role in the next election to Madrid’s Community in 2021 and beyond.


Sessions will take place 6-8pm on the last Thursday of every month between September and December at Escuela de Relaciones Laborales (49 San Bernardo Street).


  • Students or Ph.D. students in Social Sciences who are interested on the analysis of our political reality.
  • Political and social agents: political representatives, party technitians, social movements, third sector and NGOs, etc.
  • Political scientists, sociologists, etc., who are currently researching topics related to electoral issues.
  • Discourse analysts, linguists, semiologists.
  • General audience interested in the Seminar’s themes.

REGISTER AT https://bit.ly/35sjoBA



Thursday, September 29th

Núria Alabao (Doctora en Antropología. Periodista. Fundación Comunes)
The gender politics of the far right. How to face reactionary discourses about women and LGTBI people.

Ensuing discussion led by Loreto Arenillas (Representative for Más Madrid to Madrid’s Assembly), Carolina Arrieta (UDIMA – Universidad a Distancia de Madrid and specialist on LGTBI discourses), Jordi Bonet Martí (Universitat de Barcelona), Marta Cabezas (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Paloma G. Villa (Representative for Unidas Podemos to Madrid’s Assembly).

Thursday, October 27th

Guillermo  Fernández (Universidad Carlos III) and Laura Camargo (Universitat de les Illes Balears)
Vox and PP in Madrid. Romances and discursive competition.

Ensuing discussion led by Pedro Fernández Riquelme (Universidad de Murcia), Héctor Grad Fuchsel (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Alba Polo (Ph.D candidate UNED), Miguel Ángel Simón (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).

Thursday, November 24th

Manuel Alcántara (UAM) y Laura Filaro LLamas (UVA)

Social media and Madrid’s right.

Ensuing discussion led by Jorge Gaupp (Museo Reina Sofía), Oscar García Agustín (Alborg University), Germán Labrador (Princeton University), Paula Requeijo Rey (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).

With the collaboration of Asociación sobre Estudios de Discurso y Sociedad

With the collaboration of Fundación Rosa Luxemburgo