Language & Social interaction, Health Communication, Social construction of reality
Office: CIS 3037
Dr. Bartesaghi joined the Communication faculty in 2005. Weaving together talk and text, her work on discourse highlights the connections between talk-in-interaction and the larger institutional and social framework within which talk is situated, enabled, and constrained. Her research will continue to explore power dynamics in conversation, institutional and social narratives and linguistic constructions, and using a discourse approach to reveal the power of the taken for granted in our everyday communication. At the 2005 National Communication Association convention in Boston, Dr. Bartesaghi was awarded the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Language and Social Interaction Division. In Fall 2012, Mariaelena was awarded the Faculty Appreciation Award and the HUB Award by the Graduate Student Association. She was also selected as an honoree at the 2012 National Communication Association’s Teachers on Teaching Series as well, she was awarded the Florida Communication Association Teacher of the Year.
Undergraduate Course Offerings
- Talk in Relationships
- Communication Theory
- Communication and Mental Illness
- Communicating Health & Illness (Health Communication)
- Analyzing Social Interaction
Graduate Course Offerings
- Discourse Analysis
- Qualitative Methods
- Language, Mind, and Social Interaction
- Discourse in Health institutions
- Bartesaghi, M. (2012). Editor's Introduction. Electronic Journal of Communication, Special Issue on Social Construction: Re-Opening the Conversation, Re-Constituting the Possibilities, 23.
Bartesaghi, M. (in press). What does "coordination" mean? Hurricane Katrina and
disaster metadiscourse. In McCook, K., Long, A. & Gregory, V. (Eds.), The roles of
libraries and archives in disaster planning, preparedness, and response:
Community, practice, and research.
Bartesaghi, M. (2011). On making process practically visible or, Moving constructivism
beyond philosophical argumentation. Constructivist Foundations, 7, 22-24.
Bartesaghi, M., & Hanson, A. (2011). Understanding social networking: The benefit of discourse analysis. In D. Cook & L. Farmer (Eds.), Using qualitative methods in action research: How librarians can get to the why of data (pp. 43-67). Chicago, IL: Association for College and Research Libraries.
Bartesaghi, M., & Castor, T. (2010). Disasters as social interaction. Communication Currents 5, 6. [link]
- Nicholas, M., Bartesaghi, M., & Jorgenson, J. (2009). Between text and talk: Managing interactional issues in the IM interview. Electronic Journal of Communication.
- Bartesaghi, M. (2009). Conversation and psychotherapy: How questioning reveals institutional answers. Discourse Studies, 11, 153-178.
- Bartesaghi, M. (2009). How the therapist does authority: Six strategies to substitute client accounts in the session. Communication & Medicine, 6, 15-25.
- Bartesaghi, M. & Bowen-Perlmutter, S. (2009). The acquisition of memory by interview questioning: Holocaust re-membering as category bound activity. Discourse Studies, 11, 223-244.
- Bartesaghi, M. & Cissna, K. N. (2009). Social construction. In W. Eadie (Ed.) 21st Century communication: A Reference handbook (pp. 128-136). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
- Bartesaghi, M., & Castor, T. R. (2009). Tracing our steps through communication social construction: Six propositions for how to go on. In W. Leeds-Hurwitz & G. Galanes (Eds.), Socially Constructing Communication (pp. 225-243). Mahwah, NJ: Hampton Press.
- Bartesaghi, M., & Castor, T. R. (2008). Social construction in communication: Revisiting the conversation. Communication Yearbook, 32, 5-30.
Ph.D., Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 2004.
BS, Communication, Ithaca College, 1992.
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