Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Nominator: Gudrun Reijnierse
Seconder: Gerard Steen
"My name is Britta Brugman and I am running for the position of RaAM Web Editor because RaAM offers an extremely friendly and inspiring community that I would like to be more involved in. I am a PhD candidate at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam’s Department of Communication Science, focusing on the characteristics and effects of language use in satirical news. I have both experience with WordPress and with working in an academic team. For the last four years I have for instance co-organized the international conference Metaphor Festival Amsterdam. As Web Editor, I would like to facilitate further collaboration between scholars across disciplines. Being an interdisciplinary researcher, I know how difficult it can be to keep track of the important work colleagues from different fields are doing. One of my ideas would therefore be to build an online repository of theories and methods that would benefit all research on figurative-language use."