Maria Cristina Gatti is Associate Professor in English Studies and Linguistics at the University of Bolzano (Italy), and Director of the Centre for Academic Writing. She is in the advisory board of CID (Center for Intercultural Dialogue of the USA Council of Communication Associations).  She is an applied linguist interested in discourse(s) in intercultural and multilingual contexts. She is currently leading an interdisciplinary research unit on L’inglese come lingua internazionale per la comunicazione turistica in Alto Adige (EL4TourC), a start-up project on and a multi-university (Asia-Europe) teamwork programme on virtual elementary classroom activities for the teaching of English. She is member the doctoral council (Doctoral School of Linguistic) and responsible for the sds L-LIN/12 at Unibz. Among her recent publications: (forthcoming) Spatio-temporal adjustment and multisensoriality in the construction of trust in intercultural environments. A case study of Intra-Asian negotiation. Language and Intercultural Communication; (2020) Unwrapping ethics: Framing effects within the construction of team ethics in online discourse at the workplace. Humanities 10 (11),1-13; (2021) Academia and primary schools in a joint transnational project on English language teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. LEND-Lingue e Nuova Didattica, 50 (2),61-70; (2019) Talking a team into being in online workplace collaborations. Discourse Studies, 21(3),237-257; (2016) Culture, memory and collective identities: a cross-modal analysis of metaphors in Italian corporate historical discourse. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 26 (1), 3–24.

A full list of her publications is available here.