(Mélodine) MCM Sommier

dr. (Mélodine) MCM Sommier
Assistant Professor Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Department of Media and Communication
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

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Mélodine Sommier works as an Assistant Professor in Intercultural Communication at the department of Media and Communication at Erasmus University. She received her Ph.D from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland with her work on representations of secularism as part of the French national imaginary in newspaper texts.

Mélodine’s research interests cover a variety of themes related to intercultural communication, media representations, race/racism, and intercultural education. 

Within the field of intercultural communication, Mélodine’s work concentrates on the use of culture as a discursive and an interactional resource. She mostly relies on critical and discursive approaches to examine the (re)production of cultural realities and overlaps between local, national and transnational dimensions. Overall, Mélodine is particularly interested in the conflation of culture with dimensions such as gender, race and religion, and outcomes regarding the production of difference.

Mélodine teaches courses on Intercultural Communication and qualitative research methods at the department of Media & Communication, and supervises Bachelor’s and Master’s theses.

Mélodine is co-founder and co-chair of the Temporary Working Group on Intercultural Communication & Diversity (ICD) within the Netherlands-Flanders Communication Association (NeFCA). She is also vice-chair of the International and Intercultural Communication division (IIC) within the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). 


Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam