Aurelia Carranza Márquez graduated in English studies from the University of Seville, where she also obtained a PhD in Linguistics. She currently works for the National University of Distance Education, where she teaches English, Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis. She has been a Visiting Researcher and Scholar at the University of Limerick (2008) and at the Claremont McKenna College, in California (2015). She has also worked as a Lecturer at the University of Michigan between the years 2001 and 2004.
She participates in the research project "EMOtion and language at work: The discursive emotive/evaluative FUNction in Different Texts and work conTexts" and has published numerous works about a variety of topics within the field of Discourse Analysis. Some of these topics and some examples of her publications are the following: (a) Pragmatic considerations within the sphere of translation, “El Concepto de “Contexto” en las Traducciones Inglés-Español: Una Aproximación Sociolingüística a las Competencias y Decisiones del Traductor” with María del Mar Rivas Carmona (University of Córdoba), “La traducción orientada a la acción: distinciones entre lo cortés y lo político” both in Hikma (2010 and 2012); (b) Gender studies, “La Cortesía y los Roles Trampa para la Mujer Líder dentro del Foro Parlamentario Andaluz” in Cultura, Lenguaje y Representación (2013), Feminising Political Discourse. British and Spanish Debates on Domestic Violence (Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Valencia, 2010); (c) Persuasion within the political arena, “Testimonies in the British and Spanish Parliaments: A Contrastive Study on Domestic/Gender Violence” in Journal of Pragmatics or “The Faces of Humour: Humour as Catalyst of Face in the Context of the British and the Spanish Parliament” in Humor: International Journal of Humor Research (both in 2010). She is currently interested in the expression of emotion from a functional perspective. Her latest work is “Emotional Argumentation in Political Discourse” in A Gender-based Approach to Parliamentary Discourse (John Benjamins, forthcoming) written in collaboration with Catalina Fuentes and Esperanza Alcaide from the University of Sevilla. She has also participated in different seminars as a speaker and as a member of the organizing committee. The most recent one is the International Conference on Language and Emotion (2016), where she presented her work “When the emotion is not mine: the media and the use of emotion in the projection of stance”.