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Ghufran Khir Allah

Profesora de Sociolingüística, Universidad Nebrija

Researcher in sociolinguistics and expert in social identity and cultural diversity. Nine years of experience in Cognitive Linguistics, religious minorities in Spain, Muslim hybrid identity in Europe, and gender studies. Her research on mental frames and conceptual metaphors is unique in Spanish academia. Currently writing a book monograph based on her doctoral research in which she presents her novel approach in sociolinguistics: Cognitive Critical Discourse Analysis (CCDA). It studies the press and political discourse ability to control and shape the public mind towards social signs and minorities. The CCDA analyzes how the story is told and why it is told that way through the activated/deactivated mental frames in discourse. Part of her expertise is the feminists’ authoritative discourse on minority women, religious sings in the EU public sphere, women’s’ sexuality in the public sphere, and women’s free choice to vestment.


  • –present
    Dra. Profesora de sociolingüística , Universidad Nebrija


  • 2004 
    Damascus University, Filología Inglesa