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Dr Claudia Stoian

Discourse Analysis

Polytechnic University of Timișoara



Claudia E. Stoian, PhD, received her doctoral degree in Applied Linguistics from the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain. She is currently an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Communication and Foreign Languages at the Polytechnic University of Timișoara, Romania, where she teaches Translation, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Communication Mediation and English as a Foreign Language. Claudia also works as a translator of English, Spanish and Romanian.

Her research has focused on multimodal discourse analysis within the systemic functional framework. She has published a book on the discourse of tourism websites called The Discourse of Tourism and National Heritage. A Contrastive Study from a Cultural Perspective (2015) with Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Over the past six years, Claudia has written several chapters in edited volumes dealing with innovative perspectives in tourism, language in the digital era and meaning making in contexts. She has also published numerous articles on discourse analysis, multimodality, cultural differences and the didactics of translation, English as a foreign language and intercultural competence. She has participated at various conferences in Europe and the USA.

As a translator, Claudia has translated several books, short stories and academic articles. She is currently working as a volunteer in a project conducted by the Lewis Carroll Society of North America, dedicated to the translations of Alice in Wonderland into other languages. She has published part of her work in Alice in a World of Wonderlands/The Translations of Lewis Carroll’s Masterpiece (2015), edited by J. Lindseth.

For the last two years, Claudia has been a member of the editorial board of two academic journals, Professional Communication and Translation Studies and Scientific Bulletin of the Politehnica University of Timisoara, Transactions on Modern Languages, published by Editura Politehnica. She is also a member of two scientific societies, The Romanian Society for English and American Studies and The European Society for the Study of English. Claudia has also been part of the team organising the conference held at the department where she teaches.

As a teacher, Claudia has participated in various international programs, such as Erasmus and CEEPUS, and taught for short periods of time at the Autonomous University of Madrid, the University of Castilla-la Mancha, Spain, and University American College Skopje, Macedonia.