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
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
- Discursive management of political disagreement: Argumentative strategies and their consequences [DISARGUE] – PI. Nov 2018- Oct 2020, international network project funded by the FCSH Call for exploratory international projects, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.
- European network for Argumentation and Public PoLicY analysis [APPLY] – Management Committee Member. 2018-2022, funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme – COST ACTION, a European Network led by the FCSH - Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
- 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.
Articles in Peer Review Journal
Lewiński, M., & Mohammed, D. (forth.). The 2015 Paris Climate Conference: Arguing for the fragile consensus in global multilateral diplomacy. Journal of Argumentation in Context.
Mohammed, D. (2018.). Standing standpoints and argumentative associates. What is at stake in a public political argument? Argumentation. (doi: 10.1007/s10503-018-9473-y)
Lewiński, M., Hample, D., Sàágua, J., & Mohammed, D. (2018). Arguing in Portugal: A cross-cultural analysis. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. (doi: 10.1080/17513057.2018.1450888)
(2018e). Arguing the multiple issues in a networked public argument.
Challenges and proposals. Presentation at the The 9th International Conference on Argumentation. 3-6 July 2018. Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
(2018d). Fluid boundaries, standing standpoints and argumentative allies. Proposals for the examination of networked public arguments. Presentation at the ArgLab research Colloquium. 28 May 2018. FCSH - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.
(2018c). A legitimação da austeridade: Portugal 2008-2016. Presentation at the IX Congresso de Ciência Política. April 2018. Braga, Portugal. (Co-author: Ânia Ataíde)
(2018b). The explanation-justification distinction revisited: potential and challenges. Presentation at the IFILNOVA Values Seminar. 2 March 2018. FCSH - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.
(2018a) De-politicisation, re-politicisation and disagreement: An argumentative view on legitimation strategies. Presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Argumentation & Language (ARGAGE). 7-9 Feb. 2018. Lugano, Switzerland. (Co-author: Pellegrino Cammino & Ânia Ataíde)
(2017d) Beyond austerity: de-politicisation, re-politicisation, and the discursive balance of conflicting expectations. An argumentative perspective. Presentation at the annual conference of the Network for European Social Policy Analysis (ESPAnet) 2017. 14-16 Sep 2017. Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. (Co-author: Pellegrino Cammino)
(2017c) Arguing for and against values. Presentation at the Values in Argumentation – Values of Argumentation conference. 28-29 June 2017. FCSH - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. (Co-author: Sally Jackson)
(2017b) Strategic Maneuvering in the Background: How Candidates Encourage Audience Inference Making Through Silent Derogation in the Background. Presentation at the 2nd European Conference on Argumentation: Argumentation and Inference. 20-23 June 2017. University of Fribourg, Switzerland. (Co-author: Harry Weger.
(2017a) Arguing inter-issue: Inferences and commitments in a public political argument. Presentation at the 2nd European Conference on Argumentation: Argumentation and Inference, 20-23 June 2017. University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
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