Mélodine’s research interests cover a variety of themes related to intercultural communication, media representations, migration, and education. Her most recent work has focused on CLIL (Content and Language…
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 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.
S.M. Croucher, C. Zeng, D. Rahmani & M.C.M. Sommier (2017). Religion, Culture, and Communication. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. USA: Oxford University Press
M.C.M. Sommier (2019, februari 7). "How ELSE are you supposed to dress up like a Black Guy??”: Exploring discourses of race and racism in users’ comments about Griezmann’s Blackface. Nijmegen, ETMAAL.
F. Galy-Badenas & M.C.M. Sommier (2019, mei 28). Jacinda Ardern: “A baby bump for women’s rights. Washington, D.C., International Communication Association (ICA).
M.C.M. Sommier (2019, maart 15). Doing intercultural research: Path and challenges. Dijon, France, Intercultural Career Opportunity (ICCO) Conference.
M.C.M. Sommier & A.S. Roiha (2018, augustus 31). “I don’t consider myself a racist at all but…”: Elitist and politically correct underpinnings of “good” intercultural discourses in two case studies. Helsinki, International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication (IALIC) Conference.
M.C.M. Sommier (2018, februari 9). Constructing symbolic boundaries in the aftermaths of terrorist attacks: An in-depth analysis of Facebook user’s comments following the Paris attacks in November 2015. Ghent, Belgium, ETMAAL.
A.S. Roiha & M.C.M. Sommier (2017, november 11). CLIL-opetuksen vaikutukset kieliasenteisiin ja kulttuurienväliseen tietoisuuteen: Entisten oppilaiden näkemyksiä [The effect of CLIL education on language attitudes and intercultural awareness: Former pupils’ perceptions]. Turku, Finland, AFinLa (Finnish Association for Applied Linguistics).
M.C.M. Sommier (2017, oktober 26). Expressions of race and racism online. Jyväskylä, ETMU (The Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration) Conference.
M.C.M. Sommier (2017, mei 26). Discourses around the burkini ban: Interplay between old and new categories. San Diego, California, International Communication Association (ICA).
M.C.M. Sommier (2016, november 11). Representations of individuals in discourses of laïcité from Le Monde: Confirming or challenging the republican framework of identity? Prague, Czech Republic, European Communication Research and Education Association.
J. Kędra & M.C.M. Sommier (2016, november 8). Against compassion fatigue: Children in the visual coverage of the “refugee crisis”. Prague, Czech Republic, Prague Media Point: Media and Migration Conference.
M.C.M. Sommier (2016, oktober 7). Going beyond “national cultures” in intercultural communication teaching. Tampere, Finland, Finnish Speech Communication Association Conference.
M.C.M. Sommier (2019, maart 14). Methodological nationalism in intercultural research. Dijon, France, Guest lecture.