Tom Van Hout


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About Tom Van Hout

I'm associate professor and academic director of the Institute for Professional and Academic Communication at the University of Antwerp. I'm also affiliated with the Centre for Linguistics at Leiden University. My work focuses broadly on the circulation and articulation of knowledge in society. My research draws on linguistics, anthropology, management studies and media studies to understand society’s heightened concern with communication under conditions of globalization. That means I study meaning making processes in a range of contexts from the perspective of participants to grasp how expertise is performed, audiences are anticipated, and social events get represented.

Upcoming talks:
People on the move: how museums de-marginalise migration (with K. Pelsmaekers)
Georgetown University Round Table 2018 -- Approaches to Discourse
March 9-11, 2018 | Washington, D.C.

Infotaining the imagined audience. How journalists recontextualize elite discourse
Wild Publics -- Language in public space under the conditions of late modernity
March 22-24, 2018 | Freie Universität Berlin


Grote Kauwenberg 18
2000 Antwerpen
Tel. 032654204