Cornelia Ilie is Professor of Linguistics and Rhetoric at Malmö University, Sweden. She was research fellow at Lancaster University, UK and research scholar at U.C. Berkeley, and held visiting professorships at universities in Austria, Finland, Italy, Spain, Romania and the UK. She is the founder and president of ESTIDIA (European Society for Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogue) and Member of the Reference Group of Experts (Higher Education and Education For All) of the IAU (International Association of Universities). 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).
Her courses are concerned with language and social interaction, intercultural communication, 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 program.
Her research interests include Intercultural communication and rhetoric, institutional and organisational discourse (business communication, talk shows, media interviews), political and parliamentary discourse practices (adversariality, insults, manipulation), gender in communities of practice, academic writing (genres, metadiscourse, argumentation).