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Department of English Language & Linguistics
Ciudad Universitaria
28040 - Madrid

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My name is Alfonso Sánchez-Moya and I am a doctor in English Linguistics. My  thesis, defended in Amsterdam in November 2018 and supervised by Dr. Juana I. Marín-Arrese and Dr. Alan Cienki, was the culmination of joint PhD degree between the Complutense University of Madrid and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. 

So far, my research has combined the exploration of several fields within linguistics. Embedded within Discourse Studies as the overarching approach, I have devoted the last five years to analysing the  discourse used by female survivors of Intimate Partner Violence when representing themselves and their male perpetrators in an online forum. To this end, I adopted a multi-faceted methodological framework, which moved from a more quantified analysis of the online discourse at hand (sentiment analysis) to more abstract/metaphorical realisations of these women and the perpetrators. By and large, and based on the linguistic analysis at the textual level, findings have shed light on these women's concerns, worries and realities.

Overall, my research is concerned with language and how language is used by individuals who are part of a socio-cultural scenario. Even though I am particularly interested in online discourse and multimodal communication, I am also driven by the connections between language, ideology, power and identity. This explains why I have investigated several online platforms (namely online forums and WhatsApp) by connecting the discourse used therein to issues of power imbalance or gender identities, to name a few. Furthermore, I am also interested in digital discourse and communication as key components of online education, fields I have been involved with in professional terms for the last ten years.

By browing this site you can gather information about my degrees and qualifications, my research (relevant publications, talks & conferences, academic activities I am involved with, etc) and about my teaching experience. You can also read some info about my personal interests. Don’t hesitate to contact me with comments, suggestions or anything you want to share with me.


PS. You can use the following direct links to access my Google Scholar profile, my ResearchGate account or my LinkedIn site.