Jaime de Souza Júnior
UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
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I hold a doctoral degree in Applied Linguistics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ, Brazil) and, as an academic visitor, under the supervision of Emeritus Professor of TESOL Michael Baynham, I have developed part of my doctoral research at the University of Leeds (UK). As a researcher, I remain associated to NuDes (UFRJ's under/graduate research group). My current transdisciplinary research interests include transmedia circulation and the multimodal communication of notions such as 'fact', 'truth', 'fake', 'belief' and 'memes'. I have been studying how, through a network of media screens, such notions and their relation with repertoires of (bio-/geo-)political (re-)interpretation, through language and in association with the domain of digital technology and the media, operationalise the (re-)forging of events, subjects and alterities in contexts of conflict and/or crisis. Such contexts may be either 'micro' (e.g. in/disciplinary conflicts in classrooms or in spaces where diverse social assemblages can be traced and observed) or 'macro' (i.e. wars and/or bio/geopolitical crises ). Since 2005, in the public and the private sectors, I have been teaching Portuguese as a mother tongue and English (EFL/ESP speaking/EAP academic reading and writing). To see what I have published, please, click on the link below: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jaime_De_Souza_Junior