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A public lecture and discussion with Professor Teun A. van Dijk, the founder of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA)

The Bachelor of Arts in Language and Culture (BALAC) program, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with the NEVER AGAIN Association, American University of Phnom Penh and the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance cordially invites you to attend an online public lecture “Critical Discourse Analysis approach to study anti-minority discourses, racism, and genocide denial” by Professor Teun A. van Dijk, distinguished professor at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona.

The session is moderated by Associate Professor Verita Sriratana, Ph.D., Department of English, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University & Visiting Research Fellow in Human Rights at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Lund University.

November 23, 2021

17:30-19:30hrs. (Bangkok time)/11:30-13:30hrs. CET (Central European time)

Via Zoom

Online registration is free of charge and available here.

The lecture is part of the Symposium "Identifying and countering Holocaust distortion: Lessons for and from Southeast Asia". Click here for further details. 

About the Speaker

Teun A. van Dijk is the co-founder of Critical Discourse Analysis. Director of the Centre of Discourse Studies, Teun A. van Dijk was professor of discourse studies at the University of Amsterdam until 2004, and is at present professor at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona. After earlier work on generative poetics, text grammar, and the psychology of text processing, his work since 1980 takes a more critical perspective and deals with discursive racism, news in the press, ideology, knowledge and context.

He is the author of several books in most of these areas, and he edited ‘The Handbook of Discourse Analysis’ (4 vols, 1985) the introductory book ‘Discourse Studies’ (2nd edition, 2011) as well as the reader ‘The Study of Discourse’ (5 vols., 2007). He founded 6 international journals, ‘Poetics’, ‘Text’ (now ‘Text & Talk’), ‘Discourse & Society’, ‘Discourse Studies’, ‘Discourse & Communication’ and the internet journal in Spanish ‘Discurso & Sociedad’ ( He still serves as editor for ‘Discourse & Society’, ‘Discourse Studies’, and ‘Discourse & Communication’. For more information please visit:

About the Moderator

Verita Sriratana is Associate Professor of Literary Studies at the Department of English, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University. She is currently Visiting Research Fellow in Human Rights at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI), Lund University, Sweden, where she researches on the topic of offline and online gender-based violence against female activists in Thailand’s current pro-democracy movement as well as the movement's feminist and intersectional retaliation against patriarchal epistemic violence. Her publications span modernist literature, gender studies, necropolitics, postcolonialism and Central & Eastern European Studies.

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