Editorial Board


Editor-in-Chief

Mariaelena Bartesaghi
Department of Communication, University of South Florida
Tampa, FL, USA

Mariaelena Bartesaghi received her Ph.D from Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. She is Associate Professor of Communication at the University of South Florida and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Qualitative Research in Medicine and Healthcare. Her work uses discourse analysis to examine authority as an activity type in various institutional settings such as psychiatry, academia, and crisis. In her analyses, she interrogates the accounts that authorize the social order, or how certain courses of action and explanation are maintained, negotiated, or disrupted in a turn-by-turn orderly fashion, while also paying attention to how participants call upon variously indexically ordered contexts in their contributions. She considers her work in discourse analysis and as a qualitative researcher as a pragmatic and reflexive enterprise. It is about acknowledging how we make the world that makes us and to interrogate how our own analyses contribute to that world. Her work appears in Discourse Studies, Communication Studies, and Language under Discussion, Communication & Medicine, Communication Yearbook, Constructivist Foundations, as well as several other journals and edited anthologies.

Editorial Board

Jay Baglia, De Paul University, Chicago, IL, USA
Pietro Barbetta, Department of Psychology, University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy
Erin Castelloe, Pharmaceutical Medicine Consultant, San Diego, CA, USA
Carolyn Ellis, Department of Communication, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
Patricia Geist Martin, Department of Communication Studies, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
Amber Gum, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute & Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
Barbara J. Jago, Department of Social Science, University of New Hampshire, Manchester, UK
Ellen Klein, Department of Communication, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
Leila Martini, Public Health Advisor, Vice Chancellor's Office, University of South Florida, St Petersburg, FL, USA
Emerson Rasera, Department of Social Psychology, Group Theory and Group Practice, Federal University of Uberlândia, Uberlândia, Brazil
Lori Roscoe, Department of Communication, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
Jillian Tullis, Department of Communication Studies, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
Lynne M. Webb, Department of Communication, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA
Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti, Department of Pediatry, University of Milan, Milan, Italy