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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

- 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.

 

Latest Publications

Books

  • Mohammed D. (2018). Argumentation in Prime Minister's Question Time. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (https://doi.org/10.1075/aic.15)

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

  • 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)

  • 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. (2018). Exercising accountability in European Parliamentary debates on statements: An argumentative perspective. In S. Oswald, J. Jacquin, & T. Herman (Eds.). Argumentation and Language. Linguistic, cognitive and discursive explorations (pp. 243-262). Springer Cham. (doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-73972-4_11)
  • 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. (forth.). Managing Argumentative Potential in the Networked Public Sphere: The Anti-#MeToo Manifesto as a Case in Point. Proceedings of the 9th conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation 
  • 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

  • (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.

  • (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.

Events

All Events

Vito Evola, 11 October 2019, 11h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "More than words: Worldmaking and stancetaking…

October 11, 2019

1st ERB Project Workshop, 28-29 June 2019

Wittgenstein and the Epistemology of Religious Belief

June 28, 2019

Gloria Andrada de Gregorio, 27 June, 2019, 15.00h to 16.00h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | An Enculturated Approach…

June 27, 2019

Francesca Ervas, 4 June 2019, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Visual metaphor, argument evaluation, and the…

June 04, 2019

Dina Mendonça, 15 May, 2019, 15.00h to 16.00h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | Why Immersion is…

May 15, 2019

Jorge Durán Solórzano, 7 May 2019, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Competing narratives for change"

May 07, 2019

Klaus Gärtner, 10 April, 2018, 15.00h to 16.00h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | The Epistemology of…

April 05, 2019

Frank Zenker, 12 March 2019, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Why replication is your problem, too"

March 12, 2019

Steven Gouveia, 13 Feb, 15:00 to 16:00

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | "Predictive Processing and…

February 13, 2019

Erich H. Rast, 5 Feb 2019, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Multidimensional ‘better than’"

February 05, 2019

Manuel Garcia Carpintero's talk - 14 December, 2PM - Auditorio Aud. 001, Edif Torre A, Piso -1

Singular Reference in Fictional Discourse?

December 14, 2018

Javier Gonzalez de Prado Salas, 12 Dec, 15:30 to 16:30

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar | "Regulation, selection and…

December 12, 2018

Chrysi Rapanta, 4 Dec 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Bewilderment as a predictor of different…

December 04, 2018

The Mechanistic Approach in Biology and Cognition (Inter-University workshop), 9h-19h, 20th Nov

An Inter-University Workshop held on the 20th of November organised…

November 20, 2018

Marcin Lewiński. 6 Nov 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Speech act pluralism in polylogues"

November 06, 2018

Felipe Oliveira, 26 October 2018, 11h, Room I&D 006

Reason-giving as an expressive speech act

October 26, 2018

Value Seminar Talk by Rosalice Pinto, 16:00, Sala B1 1.15

Talk by Rosalice Pinto (CEDIS) at 16 o'clock, Sala B1…

October 26, 2018

Erich Rast, 28 September 2018, 11h, Sala 0.06ID

Value Seminar Talk by Erich Rast (IFILNOVA): Reasons for the…

September 28, 2018

Book Launch: Schizophrenia and Common Sense: explaining the relation between madness and social values with Thomas Fuchs

Schizophrenia and Common Sense: explaining the relation between madness and…

June 25, 2018

Workshop: Misunderstanding, disagreement, manipulation

The idea of the workshop is to explore the blurred…

June 22, 2018

Katharina Stevens, 18 June 2018, 14h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Argument-Design through Role-Taking"

June 18, 2018

Workshop: Communication and metaphors for health. An educational challenge

The workshop discusses the importance of communication and metaphors in…

June 01, 2018

Inês Hipólito, 30th May 11:00 - 12:00

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar |"Perception as Cognition: Beyond…

May 30, 2018

Dima Mohammed, 28 May 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Proposals for the examination of networked…

May 28, 2018

Jakob Krebs, 16 May, 15h to 16h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar |"Pictorial Models, Imagination, and…

May 16, 2018

Mehmet Ali Üzelgün, 14 May 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Level, focus, and force of argumentative…

May 14, 2018

Virtualism and the Mind: Rethinking Presence, Representation and the Self

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning Workshop "Virtualism and the Mind"

April 23, 2018

João Leite, 16 April 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "An Online Social Debating System"

April 16, 2018

Klaus Gärtner, 20 Mar, 2018, 14.30h to 15.30h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar |"4E Cognition: Radical or…

March 20, 2018

Javier Gonzalez de Prado Salas, 19 March 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Reasoning as a self-doubter"

March 19, 2018

Erich Rast, 16.3., Sala 1.05 ID, 16h

Value Seminar Session with Erich Rast, Sala 1.05 ID 16h

March 16, 2018

Value Seminar Marcin Lewiński, Sala 105 ID 16h

Value Seminar with Marcin Lewiński, Sala 1.05 ID 16h

March 09, 2018

Value Seminar Dima Mohammed, Sala 105 ID 16h

Value Seminar with Dima Mohammed, Sala 1.05 ID 16h

March 02, 2018

The 1st European Conference on Argumentation

International Conference | Argumentation and Reasoned Action

June 09, 2015

Institutions

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