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Alessandra Sartori Nogueira joined UEA in January 2023 as a visiting post-doc student in Language and Communication Studies. She holds a Doctorate degree in Applied Linguistics to Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language (State University of Campinas, UNICAMP, Brazil, 2013). In her study, she used Q Method, which combines statistics (factor analysis) and qualitative (interpretative) analysis, to investigate perceptions of EFL students and teachers on vocabulary acquisition. Her theoretical framework involved Bakhtin's concepts, especially on dialogism. She also holds a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics (UNICAMP, 2003). Her study focused on critical pedagogy in the teaching of EFL, based on Discourse Analysis to understand the role that discursive memory plays when it comes to situations in which different cultures are approached in a EFL class. Additionally, she's specialized in Technologies in Education (State University of Ceará, UECE, Brazil 2018) and has a major in Liberal Arts (Federal University of Viçosa, UFV, Brazil 1999). She is currently a Linguistic Consultant at Insigna, a company that provides Linguistic Consultancy to individuals learning some foreign languages.

Prior to Insigna and UEA, she was a Professor at UNIMEP (Methodist University of Piracicaba, Brazil) in its English Teaching and Translation Programs (2013-2021), where she supervised studies on these fields. Her interests included functionalist approaches in translation studies and translation practice, as well as critical pedagogy and discourse analysis. She was a visiting lecturer at Claflin University (SC, USA) in 2018, where she presented some of her research conducted at UNIMEP.

At UEA, she's currently conducting research on language and gender and its implications for a critical teaching of English as an international language.

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Doctor of Letters, Universidade Estadual de Campinas

1 Mar 200931 Aug 2013

Award Date: 31 Aug 2013


  • Linguistics & Philology
  • Applied Linguistics