Mélodine Sommier, PhD
Mélodine Sommier works as an Assistant Professor in Intercultural Communication at the department of Media and Communication at Erasmus University. Before joining the department in September 2016, Mélodine was a doctoral candidate at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. Mélodine did her B.A. studies in France and the United Kingdom, and her M.A. studies in Finland.
In her dissertation, she used a critical intercultural communication framework to examine representations of secularism as part of the French national imaginary in newspaper texts. Her main research interests include critical and discursive approaches within the field of intercultural communication, identity issues, anti-racism education, and migration and acculturation processes. Mélodine has published several book chapters and peer-reviewed articles, and presented her work at international conferences. She has also worked as an editorial assistant for the Journal of Intercultural Communication Research since 2013.