Cornelia Ilie is Professor of Linguistics and Rhetoric at Strömstad Academy, 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, Spain, Romania 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 ESF (European Science Foundation) College of Expert Reviewers.
Her research interests are interdisciplinary and internationally anchored. Prof. Ilie has published extensively on institutional pragmatics and discourse practices (particularly political and parliamentary, media genres, business communication, and academic interaction), gender in communities of practice, 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); Pragmatics and Its Interfaces (John Benjamins, 2018); Questioning and Answering Practices across Contexts and Cultures (John Benjamins, 2021).
Her courses are concerned with language and social interaction, intercultural communication, argumentation strategies in political, parliamentary and media discourse, rhetoric and critical thinking in academic writing, business and leadership communication. She is a visiting faculty member and teaches in the Ph.D. in Language and Communication programme.