Mariaelena Bartesaghi

Mariaelena Bartesaghi

Associate Professor

contact information

Email: mbartesaghi@usf.edu
Office: CIS 3037


Mariaelena Bartesaghi’s work in discourse studies addresses authority and entitlement to experience in health, crisis, and academic settings. She engages in multidisciplinary conversations on multimodality, the co-implication of material-discursive practices, and redistribution of agency. Mariaelena is the Editor-in-Chief of Qualitative Research in Medicine and Healthcare and has guest edited two special issues of The Electronic Journal of Communication. She was one of 12 scholars invited to speak at the Annenberg Scholars Symposium on Discourses in Action at the University of Pennsylvania in 2016. In 2005, she was awarded the National Communication Association (NCA), Language and Social Interaction Division Top Dissertation Award. In 2018, 2014 and 2012, Mariaelena received the Department Faculty Recognition Award. And in 2012, the Florida Communication Association Best Teacher Award, the USF Communication HUB Award and NCA's award Teachers on Teaching.


Authority, Institutionalization, Communication Theory