Dima Mohammed

Dima Mohammed


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Dima Mohammed is a postdoctoral researcher at the Argumentation Lab of the Institute of Philosophy of Language (IFL). Dima is interested in the study of argumentation in institutionalised contexts in general and in argumentation in political contexts, in particular. Her domain of specialisation includes argumentation theory, philosophy of language, persuasion research and political philosophy.

Before joining the IFL, Dima was a lecturer and a researcher at the Department of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She also worked as a researcher and programme manager at the Institute of Communication and Health of the Faculty of Communication Sciences at the University of Lugano, Switzerland.

Dima holds a bachelor degree in English Linguistics and Literature from the University of Birzeit, Palestine, and a master degree in Logic, Language and Argumentation from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her PhD dissertation, entitled “The Honourable Gentleman Should Make Up His Mind”. Strategic Manoeuvring with Accusations of Inconsistency in Prime Minister's Question Time, was defended at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam, and was awarded the Best PhD Dissertation of 2009 Award by the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis –ASCA.

Her current research project investigates the rationality of public political arguments [http://www.arglab.ifilnova.pt/projects/rationality-of-public-political-argument]. The project aims at integrating political norms of rationality into the argumentative analysis and evaluation of public political arguments. The project is funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). She is also currently involved in the FCT-funded project Argumentation, Communication and Context [http://www.arglab.ifilnova.pt/projects/argumentation-communication-and-context] conducted in the Argumentation Lab.