Multilingualism, discourse and communication

Who are we?

MIRCo (Multilingualism, Discourse and Communication) is an international center for interdisciplinary research, based at the Autonomous University of Madrid (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid).

Since 2000, MIRCo has been devoted to the study of multilingualism in its linguistic, discursive, social, political, economic and educational aspects, from a critical, interactional and ethnographic perspective.

We count on national and international researchers, sociolinguists, discourse analysts, anthropologists, social psychologists, and different working languages (Spanish, Catalan, French, English…) and from different backgrounds, most of us are women, and we work from different universities: Autonomous University of Madrid, Complutense University of Madrid, Castilla la Mancha University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Toronto University.

Our Team

Click on each picture to see more information about each person (only available in Spanish).

Steering committee and General council of the research center

Luisa M Rojo
Luisa Martín-Rojo (Director)
Manuel Alcántara
Manuel Alcántara (Secretary)
Ángela Buscalioni (Steering committee)
Héctor Grad (Steering committee)
Clara Molina (Steering committee)
Luis Enrique Alonso (General council)
Héctor Monarca (General council)
David Poveda
David Poveda (General council)

Members of the center

Katrin Ahlgren
Katrin Ahlgren
Lara Alonso
Lara Alonso
Estibaliz Amorrortu
Estibaliz Amorrortu
María Luisa de la Garza
Mª Luisa de la Garza
Alexandre Duchêne
Alexandre Duchêne
Noelia Fernández
Noelia Fernández
Júlia Llompart
Rosina Márquez Reiter
Rosina Márquez-Reiter
Adil Moustaoui
Adil Moustaoui
Miguel Pérez-Milans
Miguel Pérez-Milans
Sari Pietikäinen
Gabriela Prego
Joan Pujolar
Joan Pujolar
Henar Rodríguez
Henar Rodríguez
Anna Tudela
Virginia Unamuno
Virginia Unamuno
Jacqueline Urla
Laura Villa
Laura Villa

Scientific advisory committee

Teun van Dijk
Ofelia García
Ofelia García
Mónica Heller
Mónica Heller
Ben Rampton
Ben Rampton
Ruth Wodak

Visitors

Camila Cárdenas, Juan de la Cierva-Training Contract (2021-2023)
Cristian Aquino Sterling
Dr. Cristian Aquino Sterling, Sabatical Program-San Diego State University (2018)
Philippe Humbert
Philippe Humbert, Doctoral Mobility Felowships Program-SNF Doc., University of Fribourg, Swizerland (2019-2020)
Gustavo Cándido
Gustavo Candido, Linguistics Postgraduate Mobility Program (PPGL/UFC), Universidad Estatal de Ceará, Brazil (2018-2019)
Lilia-Rebeca Torres
Lilia-Rebeca Rodríguez, Postdoctoral Fellowship CONACYT-Mexico, Universidad Autónoma de México (2015-2017)

Networks

MIRCo is a part of the I+D Coordinated Project: Critical linguistic awareness and speaking agency: Action-reserch for sociolinguistic equity

MIRCo belongs to European European Civil Society Platform for Multilingualism (ECSPM)

MIRCo has been the architect of the Urbanvoices website, an online collaborative workspace that enables the classification, placing and sharing of photographic material for subsequent analyses from a critical sociolinguistic and discursive perspective.

Urban voices

MIRCo collaborates with EDiSo, the Association for the
Study of Discourse and Society, and with the network of research groups
within it.

MIRCo has actively participate in EDiSo’s Observatorio del discurso/Discourse observatory.

Research groups and networks working and collaborating with MIRCo: