Viviane de Melo Resende holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics with post-doctorates from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and the Universidad Pompeu Fabra. Professor at the University of Brasília, Department of Linguistics. Director of the Center for Advanced Multidisciplinary Studies. Coordinator of the Center for Language and Society Studies and the Laboratory for Critical Discourse Studies. Vice-president of the Latin American Association of Discourse Studies. Editor of the academic journals Discurso & Sociedad and RALED. CNPq researcher.