Cornelia Ilie is Professor of Linguistics and Rhetoric at Malmö University, Sweden, and Visiting Professor at Hellenic American University, Athens, Greece. She was research fellow at Lancaster University, UK and research scholar at U.C. Berkeley, and held visiting professorships at universities in Austria, Finland, Greece, Italy, Romania, Spain, and the UK. She is the founder and president of ESTIDIA (European Society for Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogue), Board member of IPrA (International Pragmatics Association), and Member of the Reference Group of Experts (Higher Education and Education for All) of the IAU (International Association of Universities).
Her research interests are mainly interdisciplinary and she has published extensively on institutional pragmatics and discourse practices (particularly political, media and academic discourses), intercultural rhetoric and argumentation. In addition to numerous book chapters, refereed journal and encyclopedia articles, her recent publications include the following books: The use of English in institutional and business settings: An intercultural perspective (Peter Lang, 2007); European parliaments under scrutiny: Discourse strategies and interaction practices (John Benjamins, 2010); Evolving genres in web-mediated communication (Peter Lang, 2012); International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015); Parliaments and parliamentarism: A comparative history of disputes about a European concept (Berghahn Books, 2016); Argumentation across communities of practice: Multi-disciplinary perspectives (John Benjamins 2017); Challenging leadership stereotypes through discourse: Power, management and gender (Springer 2017).