Professor Theresa Castor, Ph. D.,
Communication Department, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Theresa Castor is a Professor of Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She studies organizational decision-making and crisis through a discourse analytic lens, examining the interplay of language, interaction, and materiality in constituting crises. Her past research includes the examination of governmental decision-making during weather crisis events and governance decision-making during crises. She is the author of Climate Risks as Organizational Problems, co-edited Water, Rhetoric, and Social Justice: A Critical Confluence, and is a fellow of the National Society for Experiential Education. She is a member of the IADA board, and also currently a co-Principal Investigator on a National Science Foundation Planning grant to study ‘essential decision-making skills for smart manufacturing.’
Professor Chaim Noy, Ph. D.,
School of Communication, Bar Ilan University
Chaim Noy is an Associate Professor of media and communication, and the Chair of the School of Communication in Bar-Ilan University. He is the immediate past Chair of the Israeli Communication Association and IADA’s vice-president. Noy’s research employs and ethnographic approaches to mediated and face-to-face communication events and environments. He is most famous for Thank You for Dying for Our Country: Commemorative Texts and Performances in Jerusalem (Oxford University Press, 2015), where he combines ethnographic, semiotic and performative approaches to examine museum visitor book entries as public performances. He has studied extensively heritage museum visitors’ comment – both onsite and online, as well as political protest events and discourses.
Professor Linda Putnam, Ph. D.,
University of California, Santa Barbara
Professor Linda Putnam studies negotiation and conflict management in organizations, as well as organizational discourse studies and paradoxes and contradictions, among others. She has conducted studies on teachers’ negotiation, multiparty environmental disputes, negotiation teams, and labor conflicts, including the 2007-2008 Writers Guild Strike. Her discourse studies focus heavily on tensions and contradictions, but they also incorporate metaphors, narratives, discursive framing, and arguments, especially as patterns related to conflict transformation. More recently, she has examined the tensions and contradictions in work-life issues in organizations, organizational change processes, and working in open and flexible office spaces.
Professeur Edda Weigand, Ph. D.,
University of Münster, Institute of General and Comparative Linguistics
Edda Weigand is Professor of Linguistics em. at the University of Münster/Germany. She is Honorary President and Founding Vice-President of the International Association for Dialogue Analysis (IADA, Bologna), and chief-editor of the journal Language and Dialogue and the series Dialogue Studies (Benjamins). On the basis of a general concept of language as dialogue she developed a holistic theory of dialogue (MGM, Mixed Game Model), which includes a comprehensive dialogic speech act typology (Dialogue: The Mixed Game, 2010). She published extensively on various questions of dialogue, culture, rhetoric, emotion, comparative grammar, artificial technology, to mention only her book on Language as Dialogue (2009), The Routledge Handbook of Language and Dialogue (2017) and the book From Pragmatics to Dialogue, edited together with Istvan Kecskes (2018).
Professor Daniel Weinstock, Ph. D.,
Full Professor and Director, McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy
Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy in the Faculties of Law and of Arts
Daniel Weinstock’s research interests have spanned widely across a wide range of topics in contemporary moral and political philosophy – from the just management of ethnocultural and religious diversity in modern liberal democracies, to state policy with respect to children, families, and educational institutions. His main research interests at present have to do with the problem of health equity, and with issues of justice and inclusion as they arise in the organization of modern cities. Professor Weinstock is a prize fellow of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation (2004), and a recipient of the André-Laurendeau Prize given by the Association canadienne-française pour l’avancement des sciences (2008). A James McGill Professor from 2014 to 2020, he was awarded the 2017 Charles Taylor Prize for Excellence in Policy Research by the Broadbent Institute. Previously a Professor of Philosophy at the Université de Montréal, Daniel Weinstock held the Canada Research Chair on Ethics and Political Philosophy. He was also the director of the Research Centre on Ethics at Université de Montréal (CRÉUM) for many years.
Biographies are adapted from institutional websites.