People

The argumentation and rhetoric group consists of researchers working at the University of Amsterdam who are interested in argumentation and rhetoric.

andone-cCorina Andone is an Assistant Professor in Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric at the University of Amsterdam. Her research expertise is in political argumentation. In her PhD dissertation, she provided an analysis and critical assessment of the politicians’ public responses to accusations of inconsistency within a theoretical framework that combined political and argumentative perspectives. This research has been published as monograph under the title Argumentation in Political Interviews (Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins). In the last years, Corina has been engaged in a research project in which relevant legal issues and political aspects have been systematically taken into account to deal with the use and quality of arguments as employed in various EU accountability practices. Corina is in the editorial board of Argumentation and Journal of Argumentation in Context.
eemerenFrans H. van Eemeren is Emeritus Professor of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric, University of Amsterdam. Currently he is Guest Professor of Discourse Analysis, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric at Leiden University, the University of Lugano, Zhejiang University and Jiang Su University; he is Chair of ILIAS and Co-Director of the International Institute for Pragma-Dialectics at Zhejiang University. Van Eemeren is a former Dean of the Faculty of Letters and the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam and a Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion. He is a Distinguished Scholar of the American National Communication Association and Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Lugano. His monographs include: Speech Acts in Argumentative Discussions (1984, with Grootendorst); Argumentation, Communication, and Fallacies (1992, with Grootendorst), Reconstructing Argumentative Discourse (1993, with Grootendorst, Jackson and Jacobs), A Systematic Theory of Argumentation (2004, with Grootendorst), Argumentative Indicators in Discourse (2007, with Houtlosser and Snoeck Henkemans), Fallacies and Judgments of Reasonableness (2009, with Garssen and Meuffels), Strategic Maneuvering in Argumentative Discourse (2010), and the Handbook of Argumentation Theory (2014, with Garssen, Krabbe, Snoeck Henkemans, Verheij and Wagemans).

2a00e06Eveline Feteris is an Associate Professor of Speech Communication, Argumentation theory and Rhetoric at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam. She conducts research into legal argumentation and communication. Feteris is author of several books, academic volumes and many publications in international journals. Among Feteris key publications are Fundamentals of Legal Argumentation: A Survey of Theories of Justification of Judicial Decisions, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands 1999 (also translated into Chinese,  Spanish and Turkish; E.T. Feteris, H. Kloosterhuis, H.J. Plug, Argumentation and the application of legal rules, Amsterdam: Sic Sat, 2009; C. Dahlman & E.T. Feteris (Eds.), Legal argumentation theory: Cross-Disciplinary perspectives. Dordrecht etc: Springer (2012).

garssen-b-jBart Garssen is an assistant professor in the Department of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric at the University of Amsterdam. His research interest include argument schemes, fallacies and political argumentation. In 2009 he published a monograph on empirical research of the conventional validity of the pragma-dialectical discussion rules together with Frans van Eemeren and Bert Meuffels. Together with Frans van Eemeren, Erik Krabbe, Francisca Snoeck Henkemans, Bart Verheij and Jean Wagemans, Bart Garssen wrote the Handbook of Argumentation Theory (Springer, 2014). He is editor of the Journal of Argumentation in Context (Benjamins) and book review editor of Argumentation (Springer).
ingeborg_van_der_geest_web_9866_elIngeborg van der Geest is a lecturer in argumentation and communication. Her research interests include policy argumentation, argumentation and decision-making, political argumentation and rhetorical strategies. In 2015 she finished her PhD in argumentation theory at the University of Amsterdam. Her dissertation focuses on the analysis of argumentation in support of a choice in governmental Records of Decision on major projects.
Bert Meuffels is an associate professor at the department of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric (University of Amsterdam). Currently, he is doing quantitative research pertaining to strategic manoeuvring with fallacies in the project ‘Hidden fallaciousness’ and empirical research in the medical domain, pertaining to the efficacy and convincingness of breast cancer screening brochures.
2015-01-02_21.17.19Roosmaryn Pilgram is a lecturer and researcher at the department of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric at the University of Amsterdam and at the department of Dutch Studies at Leiden University. She teaches courses in argumentation, communication and rhetoric. Her research focuses on argumentation in health communication (PhD on argumentative discussions in medical consultation obtained in 2015), and the relation between reasonableness and effectiveness of discussion contributions.
José Plug is assistant professor at the Department of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric (UvA). Her research is focused on legal argumentation and argumentation in legislative debates. Plug’s other research interests are political and visual argumentation and the theory of debate. She published on these topics in several books, academic volumes and international (legal) journals. Among her key publications are In onderlinge samenhang bezien. Een pragma-dialectische reconstructie van complexe argumentatie in rechterlijke uitspraken. Amsterdam: Thela Thesis, 2000 and Argumentation and the application of legal rules, Amsterdam: Sic Sat, 2009 (with Eveline Feteris and Harm Kloosterhuis). In 2015 Plug was co-organizer of the International Conference on Legal Argumentation and the Rule of Law.
Lotte van Poppel is a lecturer in the department of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric at the University of Amsterdam and at the department of Dutch Studies at Leiden University. She graduated in Languages and Cultures of Latin America at Leiden University and in Rhetoric, Argumentation Theory and Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. In 2013 she received her PhD on a dissertation focusing on the strategic function of pragmatic arguments and the design of such arguments in advisory health campaigns. Her research interests include argumentation theory, rhetorical strategies, stylistics, and health communication. In 2017 she starts the postdoc research Modelling resistance to metaphor in argumentative discourse, which is part of the NWO-funded Resistance to metaphor project.
Everietstap-e-j (1)rdien Rietstap is coordinator of the academic writing programme and of the Master Redacteur/editor at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam. She is member of the language committee that investigates the development of academic writing skills during the Bachelor programme.
snoeck-henkemans-a-fA. Francisca Snoeck Henkemans is an associate professor in the Department of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric at the University of Amsterdam. Snoeck Henkemans is a specialist in the study of linguistic characteristics of argumentation. In 2007 she published a monograph on argumentative indicators in discourse, together with Frans van Eemeren and Peter Houtlosser. Together with Frans van Eemeren, Bart Garssen, Erik Krabbe, Bart Verheij and Jean Wagemans, Snoeck Henkemans wrote the Handbook of Argumentation Theory (Springer, 2014). At present her research focuses on the role of stylistic devices in arguers’ strategic manoeuvrings. Another research topic is the study of argumentation in the medical domain.
tseronis-assimakisAssimakis Tseronis is Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric, and the Department of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. He defended his doctoral thesis in 2009 at Leiden University on the topic of qualification of standpoints by means of stance adverbs. Until 2012 he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Paris. He is currently conducting research in the fields of multimodal analysis and argumentation studies, with a focus on the argumentative relevance of image-text relations in static and moving images. He is also a member of the research group Adventures in Multimodality.
wagemans-j-h-mJean H.M. Wagemans completed a M.A. in Philosophy and a Ph.D. in Argumentation Theory at the University of Amsterdam. His specialties include classical dialectic, classical rhetoric and the pragma-dialectical theory of argumentation. Wagemans is a co-author of Argumentatie en debat (in Dutch) and of the Handbook of Argumentation Theory.