Franco Zappettini 

I am a Critical Discourse Studies scholar and my research interests focus on the analysis of language, discourse and social dynamics within three main areas of communication: (trans/inter)national political communication; organizational/strategic communication; and intercultural communication. My recent work has focused on the discursive mediatization of Brexit (e.g., media coverage, especially in the tabloid press) and the social discursive dynamics of (de)legitimation (especially in relation to the EU) at the intersection of populism, soft hate speech and the digital communicative forms these are performed through.