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 run by co-organisers Dr. John Richardson, Dr. Christopher Hart and Dr. Majid KhosraviNik. It is currently run by Dr. Majid KhosraviNik and Dr. Darren Kelsey at Newcastle University. The group hosts a range of speakers to present innovative research and encourage constructive discussion. Staff and post-graduate students from all disciplines concerned with language 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, including postgraduate students, from adjacent fields, including but not limited to linguistics, media and cultural studies, politics, journalism, history, etc. The group therefore welcomes and encourages critical studies of texts and discourses from various theoretical and methodological perspectives and on a variety of socio-political issues. For more information please contact or 

The group is co-ordinated by Soudeh Ghaffari and Sarah Hill. Please get in touch if you have any questions.