Newcastle Critical Discourse Group

Critical Discourse Group

Newcastle Critical Discourse Group (NCDG) is a research group previously organised by staff at Newcastle University and Northumbria University. Under the broad umbrella of Critical Discourse Studies, the group aims to address issues concerning the relationships between language, politics, media, and culture. The group was initially founded by Dr John Richardson, Dr Christopher Hart and Dr Majid KhosraviNik. At Newcastle University, it was run by Dr Majid KhosraviNik and Dr Darren Kelsey since 2013. The group is currently organised and convened by Dr Soudeh Ghaffari, Dr Sarah Hill and Dr Majid KhosraviNik at Newcastle University. The group hosts a range of speakers to present innovative research and encourages engagement and constructive discussions. Staff and post-graduate students from all disciplines concerned with discourse and society are welcome.

NCDG aspires to be an interdisciplinary group, facilitating discussion on all aspects of Critical Discourse Studies. The group includes members from institutions across the UK, including the editors and board members of the journals CDS (Critical Discourse Studies) and CADAAD (Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines). It endeavours to bring together an interdisciplinary community of internal and external researchers, ECR and established scholars working across various fields of Social Sciences, including but not limited to Linguistics, Media and Communication Studies, Politics, Journalism, Sociology, etc. The group therefore welcomes and encourages critical studies of texts and discourses from various theoretical and methodological perspectives on a variety of socio-political issues. For more information, please contact or