Dima Mohammed

Postdoctoral Researcher, ArgLab, IFL, FCSH-UNL. 

d.mohammed@fcsh.unl.pt 

Personal page on Academia.edu / CV

 

Academic Degrees 

PhD in Argumentation Theory, (2009). Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Department of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric
Promotors: Prof. dr. F. H. van Eemeren, Prof. dr. E.C.W. Krabbe, Dr. A. F. Snoeck Henkemans
PhD Dissertation: “The Honourable Gentleman Should Make Up His Mind”. Strategic Manoeuvring with Accusations of Inconsistency in Prime Minister's Question Time. –Available here
(Awarded the Best PhD Dissertation of 2009 by the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis –ASCA)

MA in Logic, Language and Argumentation, (2005). Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Department of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and RhetoricThesis: Towards a pragma-dialectical approach to negotiations (cum laude)

BA in English Language and Literature, (2002). Faculty of Arts, Birzeit University, Palestine
Department of English Language and Literature 

 
Academic Expertise and research Interests

Argumentation Theory: Rationality; Fallacies; Pragma-dialectics; Strategic Manoeuvring; Political argumentation; Argumentation in institutionalised contexts, in particular argumentation in parliamentary settings;
Discourse Analysis: Pragmatics; Critical discourse analysis, Conversation analysis;
Communication: Persuasion research; 
Political Philosophy: Deliberative democracy

Current research projects

Rationality of public political argument: the case of European parliamentary debates (SFRH/BPD/76149/2011) – FCT-funded individual post-doctoral project.

Ecological reasoning and decision making (TUBITAK/0010/2014) - FCT-funded institutional project in ArgLab, FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Member.

Values in Argumentative Discourse (PTDC/MHC-FIL/0521/2014) - FCT-funded institutional project in ArgLab, FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Member.

Democracy in times of crisis: Power and Discourse in a three-level game (PTDC/IVC-CPO/2247/2014) - FCT-funded institutional project in IPRI, FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Member.

Practical argumentation in the European energy and climate debates: Values, argumentative strategies, and discursive representations across Europe. Exploratory grant for international projects awarded by the FCSH (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities – Universidade Nova de Lisboa) to Marcin Lewinski for the period September 2015 – February 2017 - Member.

Argumentation, Communication and Context (PTDC/FIL–FIL/10117/2009) – FCT-funded institutional project in ArgLab - Member.

 

Latest Publications

Edited Volumes

  • Mohammed D., & Lewiński, M. (eds.) (2016). Argumentation and Reasoned Action: Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Argumentation, Lisbon, 2015. London: College Publications.
  • Lewiński, M. & D. Mohammed. (2015). Argumentation in Political Deliberation [Benjamins Current Topics, 76]. Amsterdam: John Benjamins (DOI: 10.1075/bct.76) - Available here
  • Mohammed, D., & Lewiński, M. (Eds.) (2013). Virtues of Argumentation. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA), 22-26 May 2013. Windsor, ON: OSSA.

Encyclopaedia Entry 

  • Lewiński, M. & Mohammed, D. (2016). Argumentation Theory. The International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy. 1–15. John Wiley and Sons.

Articles in Peer Review Journal

  • Mohammed, D. (2016). Goals in Argumentation: A Proposal for the Analysis and Evaluation of Public Political Arguments. Argumentation, 30:221–245. (doi: 10.1007/s10503-015-9370-6)
  • Uzelgun, M.A., Mohammed, D., Lewiński, M., & P. Castro. (2015). Managing disagreement through yes, but… constructions: An argumentative analysis. Discourse Studies, 17, 467-484. (doi:10.1177/1461445615578965)
  • Mohammed, D. (2013). Pursuing multiple goals in European Parliamentary debates: EU immigration policies as a case in point. Journal of Argumentation in Context, 2(1), 47-74.
  • Lewiński, M and D. Mohammed (2013). Introduction: Argumentation in political deliberation. Journal of Argumentation in Context, 2(1), 1-9. –Available here
  • Lewiński, M. & Mohammed, D. (2012). Deliberate design or unintended consequences: The argumentative uses of Facebook during the Arab Spring. Journal of Public Deliberation, 8(1), Article 11.

Book Chapters

  • Mohammed, D. (2016b). “It is true that security and Schengen go hand in hand”. Strategic manoeuvring in the multi-layered activity type of European Parliamentary debates. In R. von Borg (Ed.), Dialogues in Argumentation (pp. 232-266). Windsor Studies in Argumentation.
  • Mohammed, D. (2016a). Not just rational, but also reasonable: critical testing in the service of external uses of public political arguments. In D. Mohammed & M. Lewiński (eds.) (2016). Argumentation and Reasoned Action: Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Argumentation, Lisbon, 2015. Vol. I, 499-514. London: College Publications.
  • Mohammed, D. (2015a). “The revolution must continue”: Strategic Maneuvering in Post-Mubarak Egypt. In C. Palczewski (Ed.) Disturbing Argument: Selected Works from the 18th NCA/AFA Alta Conference on Argumentation. Routledge.
  • Lewiński, M. and D. Mohammed (2015b) Tweeting the Arab Spring: Argumentative Polylogues in Digital Media. In C. Palczewski (Ed.) Disturbing Argument: Selected Works from the 18th NCA/AFA Alta Conference on Argumentation. Routledge.
  • Mohammed, D. (2013). Hit two birds with one stone: Strategic manoeuvring in the after-Mubarak era. In Sellami, A.L. (Ed.), Argumentation, Rhetoric, Debate and Pedagogy: Proceedings of the 2013 4th International Conference on Argumentation, Rhetoric, Debate, and Pedagogy, (pp. 95–116). Doha, January 11–13, 2013. 

Conference Proceedings

  • Mohammed, D. (2016). What's in a good argument about evaluative claims? Argumentation in accountability practices. In Bondy, P., & Benacquista, L. (Eds.). Argumentation, Objectivity, and Bias: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA), 18-21 May 2016. Windsor, ON: OSSA, pp. 1-14.
  • Mohammed, D. (2016). Not just rational, but also reasonable: critical testing in the service of external uses of public political arguments. In D. Mohammed & M. Lewiński (eds.) (2016). Argumentation and Reasoned Action: Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Argumentation, Lisbon, 2015. Vol. I, 499-514. London: College Publications
  • Mohammed, D. (2013a). Rationality of argumentation aimed at multiple goals. In D. Mohammed and M. Lewiński (Eds.). Virtues of Argumentation. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA), 22-26 May 2013. Windsor, ON: OSSA.
  • Mohammed, D. (2013b). Commentary on Marta Zampa’s “The editorial meeting discussion as an argumentative activity type”. In D. Mohammed and M. Lewiński (Eds.). Virtues of Argumentation. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA), 22-26 May 2013. Windsor, ON: OSSA.

 

Latest Conference Presentations

  • (2016d) Arguing in response to competing demands: A social ontology perspective. Presentation at the Berkeley Social Ontology Group Seminar – University of California at Berkeley, California, EUA, 9 November 2016.
  • (2016c) Argumentation towards multilateral consensus on climate change: COP21 in Paris. Presentation at the 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), 13-16 July 2016. Warsaw, Poland (Co-author: Marcin Lewiński)
  • (2016b) What's in a good argument about evaluative claims? Argumentation in accountability practices. Presentation at the Argumentation, Objectivity and Bias. The 11th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA), University of Windsor, ON, Canada, 18-23 May 2016.
  • (2016a) Presumptions and the burden of proof in the argumentative exercise of political accountability. Presumptions, Presumptive Inferences and Burden of Proof. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad Granada. Granada, Spain, 26-28 April, 2016.
  • (2015c). Exercising Accountability in European Parliamentary debates: An Argumentative perspective. Presentation at the International Conference on Argumentation & Language (ARGAGE), 9-11 Sept. 2015. Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • (2015b). Not just rational, but also reasonable: critical testing in the service of external uses of public political arguments. Presentation at the 1st European Conference on Argumentation: Argumentation and Reasoned Action, 9-12 June 2015. Lisbon, Portugal.
  •  (2015a) Political argumentation as practical argumentation: Multiple purposes, multiple parties. Presentation at the Argupolis II Final Event, Università della Svizzera Italiana. Lugano, Switzerland, 14-15 Jan 2015

Institutions

IFIL FCSH/NOVA
Faculdade de Direito Universidade Nova de Lisboa
FCSH
UNL
FCT