Professor Richard Heyman was founder and director of the Discourse Analysis Research Group, an international network of scholars with an interest in language and social interaction. He has been a Visiting Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge University. His professional affiliations include the American Sociological Association and the National Communication Association. He has published in the fields of ethnomethodology and conversation analysis, including 5 books on communication, and more than thirty-five articles in such distinguished journals as Sociolinguistics, Discourses Processes, and Discours social/Social Discourse. His presentation is entited "Academic Alchemy: The Social Construction of Social Scientific Knowledge".
Professor Jorge Garcés is a Full Professor at the University of Valencia and Director of Polibienestar Research Institute. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Innsbruck (Austria) and at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), as well as a visiting researcher at the Universities of Washington, Oxford and Cambridge. His research has been focused on Comparative Social Policy in Europe, especially on ageing and social innovation and on the increase of efficiency and effectiveness of long term care policies in Europe.
Professor Estrella Durá is awarded her doctoral degree in Psychology by the University of Valencia (1989) and has a Specialist degree in Clinical Psychology accredited by the Ministry of Health (Spain). She is Professor at the Department of Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatment and member of Polibienestar. Her researches have been focused on health psychology, specifically, on health promotion, disease prevention, psychosocial implications of chronic diseases and accessible social tourism. Her work has been published in national and international scientific journals and publishers of prestige.
Dr P.C. Kutschera is director, Philippine Amerasian Research Center (PARC) and visiting professor, College of Social Work, Systems Plus College Foundation (SPCF), Angeles City, Pampanga, 2009, Luzon, Philippines. A licensed social worker he is founder of the US-based Amerasian Research Network, Ltd., a non-profit research NGO organized and registered with the New York Department of State, Albany, NY. He has presented research papers on the Filipino diaspora at major international research conferences in the US, Cambodia, Thailand and Manila.
Professor Jose Maria G. Pelayo III, MASD, a veteran psychology professor, is research coordinator for SPCF in Angeles City, Pampanga, director of SPCF’s Center for Social Research, and PARC deputy director. He is author of numerous publications and articles on the subjects of music as therapy, human psychology and socioeconomic issues facing military Filipino Amerasians in the notorious AMO (Angeles, Manila, Olongapo) Amerasian Triangle, believed to contain the highest concentration of biracial Amerasians in the Western Pacific Basin.
Dr Andrea Cerroni is an Aggregate Professor since 2002 in the Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca. He teaches sociology and communication of science and innovation. I hold various positions at international, national and University level. He contributes regularly to the Crui Foundation for scientific communication courses aimed at PhD students and young researchers, and also with the magazine Scienzainrete.it (Group 2003) with articles and editorials. I published 7 books and many papers mainly on science, technology and the knowledge society. His presentation is entitled "New technologies and changing roles within research, culture and education.
Dr Eva Zanuy has a PhD on Applied Linguistics accredited by Universidad de Educación a Distancia (Spain) in 2008, being her thesis on teaching and learning styles. She is graduated in Anglo-saxon Filology from the University of Barcelona in 1993. In 2001 she started working as a teacher in Escoles Betlem, a prestigious school in Barcelona. She is also involved in educational projects operating throughout Europe and Asia. Her presentation is entitled "Learning Generators: English and learning Innnovation through Computer Education".
Dr Evangelia Moula is a philologist with Med in pedagogic and PhD in children's literature. Her research interests are: ideology in children's literature, comics and critical education. She have worked for 20 years in secondary education and recently got an executive job. She have published 2 books and contributed several papers in collective volumes and e- books in Greece and abroad. She have participated in numerous international conferences and published articles in Greek and international Journals. Her presentation is entitled "Comics and Literature in a Multivalent and Multidimensional Interplay: Debunking Cultural Stereotyes and Redefining Literariness".
Dr. Jie Zhang received the Ph.D. in Exceptional Learning from Tennessee Technological University in 2008. Then she joined the Department of Education and Human Development in the College at Brockport State University of New York as Assistant Professor. Her research interests are: investigating the efficacy of different interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders; exploring the cultural and linguistic factors in the services for children and their families of diverse ethnicities; and conducting scholarly activities related to teaching and learning. Her presentation is entitled "Supporting the language development and unique service needs of young children from Chinese immigrant families: Utilizing best practices from international education".
Dr. Moira Fallon received the Ph.D. in Psychological Foundation of Education from University of New Mexico. She is an Associate Professor in the College at Brockport State University of New York. Research interests include training teachers in inclusive practices. The title of his presentation is “Supporting the language development and unique service needs of young children from Chinese immigrant families: Utilizing best practices from international education”.
Dr Aneta Duda is Lecturer in Department of Media Culture The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. Her main fields of research interests lie in the Social Role of Advertising, Social Communication, Consumer Culture, Brand Communities and the Public Relations. In addition, she is the author of scientific books: “Discourse of myth in advertising” and “Public relations of cities and regions”. She has also written a number of scholarly articles including “Advertising in the Theory of Culture: Study of Selected Attitudes”, “Global Advertising Strategies in a Multicultural Space”, “Brand Community and Consumers’ Identity”. Since 2006 she has been coordinator of projects and research grants, for example Ministry of Science and Higher Education’s grant titled “Contemporary Social Myths popularized in Advertising” or two grants of The Ministry of Interior and Administration dealt with ICT and management in local government. Her presentation is"Culture of Consumption - Poles’ consumer attitudes".
Tsepkova Anna is Assistant Professor of the English Language Department at Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University (Russia), a member of International Council of Onomastic Studies.My postgraduate thesis title is “National and Cultural Specificity of English Nicknames”. My work experience includes teaching English Speech Practice, Grammar, British and American Literature at the English Language Department.My publications include 22 articles on the problems of onomastics, TESL. The most recent publication is Motivational types of nicknames and their linguocultural potential (http://en.vestnik.nspu.ru/article/235).Besides my professional interests include lexicography, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, culture studies, intercultural communication, discourse studies.
Elisa Di Biase is PhD Candidate in “Information and communication technologies applied to the knowledge society and to learning processes” at the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Milano-Bicocca. After the B.Sc. and M.Sc. in computer science, her research interests focus on how new technologies influence the knowledge circulation process within research, cultural and educational world. Her presentation is entitled "New technologies and changing roles within research, culture and education".
Barbara Craciun is a Cognitive-behavioral Therapy practician and a PhD Candidate of the University of Bucharest, Romania. For the past 7 years, Barbara has been teaching holding workshops for psychology undergraduate and master students who are interested in becoming counselors and psychotherapists. Her research interest is evaluation of the efficiency of psychotherapy and effects produced by using hypnosis. Her presentation is entitled "The role of cognitive-behavioral techniques and Ericksonian hypnosis in diminishing the stress level among Romanian high-school students". Please feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miryam de la Concepción González-Rabanal was awarded her Master degree in Public Management at UCM in 2003. She authored more than twelve books concerning Welfare State topics, pension systems, migrations and Social Security and about sixty articles in specific Reviews, and involved as main researcher into several granted competitive investigations. In 2005-2011, she is the head of the Department of Applied Economy and Public Management of the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (2005-2011). Now she is the General Secretary of the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo since 2011. Her presentation entitled "Irregular migration as a global phenomenon. A view from Spain".
Konstantinos Kalemis is an Instructor at the National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government (E.K.D.D.A.) in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning and assigned as a scientific Assistant at the Dept of Primary Education (PTDE) in National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He has authored a large number of scientific articles, studies and papers in Educational Congress and Seminars. His interests focus on the introduction of New Technologies as an alternative teaching process and the design of new curriculum plans for the open and d-Learning, the education of immigrant ethnic minorities focusing on the gifted and talented students and aim to advance the theory and technology of natural language and knowledge processing. His presentation is entitled "Importance of Intellectual Capital Management and Reporting in Higher Education".
Mireia Ferri has a degree in Management and Business Administration, a Master’s degree in Financial Management and Tax and a Course in Business Law. Her research interest is mainly Accessible Social Tourism, field in which she is writing her PhD and has participated in international conferences. In Polibienestar she participates in national and European research projects related to accessible social tourism, field in which she has received the prize “Accessible Tourism” by the University of Antonio de Nebrija and Fundación ACS.Her presentation is entitled " Functional health benefits for elderly people related to Social tourism policy promotion".
Mina Soleiman Nejad have BA degree in English language and literature. Now I am an MA student in the same field. My research interests are primarily in modern and comtemporary literature, especially Virgina Woolf and James Joyce. Currently my focus is on applying the theories on intertextuality, espeically those by Julia Kristeva and Roland Barthes, to the cultural issues in the works of literature. Her presenation is "The Interconnected Communities: A Socio-Literary Communication in Virginia Woolf’s Orlando"
Kornelia Boczkowska is an academic teacher and researcher. She graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University with MA in Russian (2010) and English (2011) and since she has been working on my PhD project in the Faculty of English in Poznan, Poland. Her research is primarily focused on cross-cultural studies analysis in relation to visual culture, semiotics and cultural psychology. Her recent project involves a visual investigation of the American and Russian space/astronomical art in terms of certain cultural differences between the two nations. Her presentation is"Visualizing semiotic unity: The American-Soviet cultural and educational mission of the late 1980s in the International Association of Astronomical Artists".
Elmira Javadi Doodran has BS in Computer Engineering. She has got BA in English Language and Literature. Now she ia MA student of the same field. Her research interests are in modern literature, especially poetry. She is working on Wallace Stevens's poetry in the light of Nietzschean perspectivism. Her paper entitled "Interconnection of Imagination and Reality in Wallace Stevens's 'The Man with the Blue Guitar'" has been accepted at ICLLIC 2012 held in Penang Malaysia, 7- 9 November 2012. Her presentation is entitled "Infinity of Reality in Wallace Stevens's 'Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird'.
Hamideh Baggali from Iran is perusing MA in English Language Teaching. Moreover,she has been teaching English for six years. Her research interests include learners’ educational and psychological problems, Bakhtin’s Dialogism, Discourse Analysis and Translation. Accordingly, She is doing her MA thesis on “Bakhtin and Critical Discourse Analysis” and besides the present conference and an international translation conference in Iran. She has proposed an abstract about “Bakhtin and Human Rights” to a conference on Bakhtin in India. Her presentation is entitled: "Teachers’ Feedback and Social-Psychological Injustice".
Francesco Bravin is born in Milan in 1982. He obtained a bachelor degree in Intercultural Communication at the University of Turin and a master degree in Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences at the University of Milan Bicocca. He is a PhD student in Anthropology of Tourism at the University of Genoa, with a research project about heritage policies and identity poetics in the Cinque Terre territory. His interests go from Anthropology of Food to Linguistics. He worked in Kenya and Seychelles. His presentation is entitled "Translation in Ethnographic Research".
Maneerat has an environmental science background which she earned from Griffith University (1998) and University of Leeds (2001). Her experiences working with Thailand Environment Institute (2 years) and with Loei Rajabhat University (8 years) have greatly integrated her academic background to a more communities and policies orientated. Her research interests are community psychology, public involvement in policy formation and participatory action research. She is now a Ph.D. student in Faculty of Environnent, Society and Design at Lincoln University, New Zealand. Her presentation is entitled "Influential factors of New Zealanders’ perceptions toward their environment 2000-2011".
Ozlem Yagcioglu has been working as a full-time instructor of English at Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir in Turkey since 1997. She has taught basic English, advanced English, general English, technical English, business English, medical English,academic writing, academic report writing and translation courses in different faculties. She has also taught all levels of courses in the English Preparatory Classes Department. She has attended various kinds of national and international conferences as a listener and as a paper presenter in different countries. She has two presentations on this conference: "Online Games for the English and Spanish Language Learners" and "The Role of Creative and Global Thinking in ELT Classes.
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