Dr Eszter Szenes

Dr Eszter Szenes
 Position Lecturer
 Org Unit School of Education
 Email eszter.szenes@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 5548
  • Biography/ Background

    Dr Eszter Szenes is a Lecturer at the School of Education, the University of Adelaide, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Resilience and Security, Norwich University, USA. She holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Sydney. She was a Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Actions Research Fellow, co-hosted by the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University, Austria and the Peace and War Center, Norwich University, USA (2020-2023), and held a post-doctoral researcher position at the Research Collegium for Language in Changing Society (RECLAS), University of Jyväskylä, Finland (2019-2020). From 2013-2019 Eszter was based at the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Registrar Portfolio, The University of Sydney. Eszter incorporates her training in linguistics, education, and sociology into her interdisciplinary collaborations, research and teaching. She has taught in several different countries and contexts; she was a visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) in The Hague, Netherlands. 

    Informed by an interdisciplinary approach, Eszter’s research focuses on disciplinary and critical media literacies, critical thinking and information disorder. Her most current research, funded by the European Commission’s Horizon2020 Framework, investigates the role of language and multimodal resources in emerging complex and interrelated societal threats, for example, disinformation, information warfare and the links between climate change, radicalisation and (violent) extremism. To consolidate this research, Eszter is currently writing a book titled The Language of Ecofascist Propaganda: Greenwashing White Supremacy, to be published by Routledge. Eszter is especially interested in preventing and countering the effect of disinformation campaigns aimed at undermining democracies from the perspective of computer-mediated communication and critical digital and media literacies.

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Entry last updated: Saturday, 16 Sep 2023

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