Miguel Pérez- Milans has been elected co-president of EDiSo Association for Studies on Discourse and Society, for the next 4 years.
EDiSo is an association created more than 8 years ago as a form of academic commons. Gathering scholars interested in studies of discourse, language and society, this platform has aimed to create new spaces for collaboration and to challenge hierarchical forms of academic organisation built on only English language normative structures. It works on an assembly-based system, and hosts international symposia biannually which work with multilingualism as a core principle in its format and organisation. More than hosting conferences, this association arranges a number of regular offline and online activities and group-based committees that all EDiSo members collaborate with. The new elected Executive Board is as follows:
Berdardino Tavares (member, Université du Luxembourg), Viviane Resende (member, Universidade de Brasília), Adriana Patiño-Santos (member, University of Southampton), Yvette Bürki (member, Universität Bern), Susana Martínez Guillem (member, University of New Mexico), Manuel Alcántara (member, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) David Poveda (secretary, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Maite Puigdevall (treasury, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya), Óscar García Agustín (vice-secretary, Aalborg University), Eva Codó & Miguel Pérez-Milans (co-presidency, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona & University College London).
For the period of 2019-2021 Miguel will act as Vice-president and Eva Codo as President and then they will switch positions for 2021-2023 as they will lead the association in a co-presidency mode throughout the 4 years.
For more information on EDiSo, please check out its official website (https://www.edisoportal.org), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/edisodiscurso/) or Twitter accounts (https://twitter.com/asoc_ediso?lang=en).