Irina Oukhvanova, Dr. (hab.), Professor (ord.)

Irina Oukhvanova, Dr. (hab.), Professor (ord.)

ORCID: 0000-0003-0842-4062

PBN ID: 96540


Irina F. Oukhvanova (Oukhvanova-Shmygova, Uchwanowa, Uchwanowa--Szmygowa)

  • (since 2006) Professor at Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Literature and Linguistics, Institute of Foreign Languages;
  • (since 2013) Chair of the Field Committee of the Linguistics of Discourse (FCLD) of the International Committee of Spavists (ICS);
  • (2001-2020) Professor at Belarusian State University, Department of English and Speech Communication, Journalism Faculty;
  • (1997-2001) Senior scientific researcher of independent (non-state) Belarusian Sociological Service ‘Public Opinion’;
  • (2007-2018) Editor-in-chief of the scientific journal of the Baltic region "Respectus Philologicus" ISSN 1392-8295 (Vilnius-Kaunas);
  • (since 2016) founder and editor of the EU (German-Poland) scientific series in English – ‘D-ART: Discourse Linguistics and Beyond’ (ISBN 978-3-9816960-6-6; ISBN 978-3-947170-11-1; ISBN 978-83-7133-825-0);
  • (since 1998 and 2012) founder and editor of two scientific series published in Russian in Eastern Europe (Belarus, Minsk): MIPD: Methodology and Perspectives of Political Discourse Research, (‘Metodologiâ issledovanij političeskogo diskursa: aktual’nye problemy soderžatel’nogo analiza obŝestvenno-političeskih tekstov’); ISSN 2078-0532 and La Table Ronde, ISSN 2218-8002;
  • a member of the Polish Association of Applied Linguistics;
  • the author of more than 200 scientific publications in the field of Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Semiotics, Methodology of Research, Sociology, Philosophy.

Research interests: General Linguistics, Discourse Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, General Semiotics, Lingua-Semiotics, Methodology of Science, Methodology of Research (interdisciplinary research included), qualitative research perspective, integrative content theory, persuasion theory, discourse expertise practiced in the domains of political and academic types of discourse, discourse community studies.

Experience in participating in international educational and research projects:

  • (2016) Curriculum development. University of Latvia (Riga) in cooperation with Belarusian State University (Minsk), and the FCLD (Field Committee of the Linguistics of Discourse. Postgraduate Spring School “Language for Communication: Research Perspective” (May 24-26, University of Latvia (Riga));
  • (2010-2012): Moodle-based training program developed in the cooperation of two universities: Belarusian State University (Minsk, Belarus) and Linnaeus University (Kalmar, Sweden). The course developed as a result of cooperation is “Effective communication”;
  • (1996, 2003-2004) INTAS 99-00245 and British Academy SG 31102 with the support of the International Research Council (IREX). The international project "Comparative analysis of charismatic political leadership in Russia, Belarus, the Ukraine: appearance, mobilization, stability";
  • Two TEMPUS projects on “Development of Higher Education in the Sphere of Information and Communication”. NP 21054-2000 and NP 21042-2000; the course developed is “Implementation of the techniques of discourse analysis within communication studies”; participated as a research fellow at the University of Humberside, Hull, the UK(1996), the University of Malaga, Spain (2003), and the Sorbonne University Paris, France (2004).

Experience in international research programs as a team leaders:      

  • leader of the discourse-analysis team in two consecutive projects 'Comparative analysis of charismatic political leadership in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine: its emergence, mobilization and sustainability', INTAS 99-00245, British Academy SG 31102;
  • project leader "Belarusian women as seen through an era", UNDP project BYE/93/325/WID Women in Development (1996),

Academic degrees: Doctor of Philological Sciences. Specialization: Theoretical Linguistics (1995). Candidate of Philological Sciences (Ph.D.). Specialization: Theoretical Linguistics (1980). Defended in Belarusian State University, Minsk. Issued by the Highest Scientific Committee of the Academy of Sciences of Belarus.

Academic titles: Professor (2001); Associate Professor (1980). Issued by the Highest Scientific Committee of the Academy of Sciences of Belarus.

Other Diplomas and Certificates:

  • two diplomas of participation in Fulbright program as a Fulbright scholar (1) the Department of Educational Policy and Administration, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, MS (1998). The title of the research “Current technologies of mass media text and discourse research (qualitative, interdisciplinary approach); (2) the Computer Science Department, Rowan University, NJ (2011-2012);
  • diploma of Summer School of Sociology, Central European University, Prague (a certificate “A” with distinction). “An empirical analysis of the phenomenon of trust in mass media in post communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe” (1995);
  • diploma of Summer School of the Institute of Federalism, University of Fribourg, Switzerland; Session: «La      Repartition Territoriale Du Poivoir En Europe» (Euro Regions Diploma) (1993);
  • certificate of participation in International Programme "Training of Trainers”.of the Institute for Further Education of Journalists FOJO. Kalmar, Sweden (1991).

Other academic records:

  • supervising PhD theses resulted in successful defense at the universities in Belarus (Belarusian State University, Minsk), Lithuania (Vilnius University, Vilnius), Poland (Jan Kochanowski University, Kielce);
  • reading theoretical and practice oriented courses and public lectures in Belarus (Belarusian State University, Minsk Linguistic University, Minsk Institute of Contemporary Knowledge); Poland (Warsaw University, Higher professional school in Walbrzych), in Lithuania (Vilnius University, Kaunas Philological Faculty), Sweden (Linnaeus University, Kalmar), the UK (Humberside University, Hull), the USA (Rowan University, NJ, USA, York University, Toledo, OH, USA, and California State University San Bernardino, CA);
  • The courses delivered are Discourse Studies, Cultural Studies, Psycholinguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Reality Studies, Theory of Translation, Textual analysis, Discourse Analysis for Social Sciences and Humanities, Text analysis, Mass Communication, Theory of Speech Persuasion, Communicative Linguistics, English as a foreign language, English for Special Purposes, English for Academic Purposes.



The publications (in Belarusian, French, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, English) issued in Belarus, Canada, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, Spain, Ukraine) numbers more than 200, out of which there are: personal and collective monographs with international collaboration (around 20), books for students of all levels and university applicants (around 30), research articles of theoretical and applied nature, article and book reviews, conference and round table presentations. The most important works, which represent the diversity of the authors’ research interests, academic genres, and the languages of the publications are:

  • Ухванова-Шмыгова, И. (1993). План содержания текста: От анализа к синтезу, от структуры к системе. В: Филологическая и социологическая мысль, 3. 10-27. ISSN 0235-3512. (Also available in the Ukrainian language ISSN 0235-7941).
  • Ухванова-Шмыгова, И. (2003). Дискурсные методики в социологическом исследовании. Учебно-интодический комплекс для студентов специальностей «социология» и «информация и коммуникация». МинскЖ БГУ. ISBN 985-485-o93-5.
  • Oukhvanova, I. (2006). Civilization as a Sign: New Perspectives in Civilization Studies. In: /Respectus Philologicus, No 10 (15), 2006. 102-114. (In co-authorship with L. Ilyushyna). ISSN 1392-8295.
  • Oukhvanova, I. (2008). Des portraits discursifs des leaders poli-tiquesrusses et bielorusses. I. Oukhvanova (ed.). (Translated from Russian by S. Nikonova and T. Dessova). Мinsk: Maison d’edition de BUE. (in co-authorship with I.Markovich and V.Ukhvanov). ISBN 978-985-476-606-5.
  • Ухванова-Шмыгова, И.Ф. (2014). Каузально-генетический подход в контексте лингвистики дискурса. Минск: БГУ. ISBN 978-985-566-043-0.
  • Oukhvanova I. (2014). Information and interaction management in teaching different types of discourses. In: Diversity in Education in Europe – Insights from Pedagogy and Psychology. (Eds.) M. Alexandrovich, Seebauer, H. Zoglowek. Austria: Forschung und Wissenschaft Erziehungswissenschaft. Band 21. Bibliografische Information der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek, uber abrufbar.  Lit Verlag, Berlin.153-168. ISBN 978-3-643-12728-0.
  • Uchwanowa-Szmygowa et al.(red.) (2014). Dyskurs w perspektywie akademickiej. ISBN: 978-83-61605-14-0.
  • Oukhvanova, I.F. (2015). Discourse as a macro sign: the causal genetic perspective of discourse linguistics. In: Dyskurs: aspekty lingwistyczne, semiotyczne i komunikacyjne. Alexander Kiklevicz and Irina Oukhvanova (red.). Komisja Lingwistyki Dyskursu przy Międzynarodowym Komitecie Slawistów, Centrum Badań Europy Wschodniej: UWM w Olsztynie. 43–56. ISBN: 978-83-61605-70-6.
  • Oukhvanova, I. (2017). Discourse viewed from a complex system perspective: Causal-genetic approach as an integral discourse theory. In: Discourse Linguistics and Beyond, 2. Current Approaches in Eastern Europe. Yana Kuzmina, Irina Oukhvanova, Alena Savich, Ekaterina Vasilenko (eds.). D-ART: Sprachlit, de Iure: Berlin.8-19 ISSN 978-3-947170-11-1.
  • Oukhvanova, I (2017). Methodology of discourse analysis in the works on art criticism by Pavel Florensky. In: Discourse Linguistics and Beyond, 2. Current Approaches in Eastern Europe. Yana Kuzmina, Irina Oukhvanova, Alena Savich, Ekaterina Vasilenko (eds.). D-ART: Sprachlit, de Iure: Berlin, 2017. Pp. 30-40. ISSN 978-3-947170-11-1
  • Oukhvanova, I. (2019). Language dimension of discourse modeling: Causal-Genetic Approach (CGA). In: JĘzyk w komunikowaniu i dyskursie / (red.) Piotr Zbróg. Kielce. 167- 178. ISBN 978-83-2068-5-0.
  • Ухванова, И.Ф. и др. (ред.) (2019). Методология исследований политического дискурса (МИПД): Актуальные проблемы содержательного анализа общественно-политических текстов. Сборник научных статей. Вып. 8. Дискурсы рефлексии: Филологические практики в контексте исторического мышления. ISBN 978-985-586-250-6.
  • Oukhvanova, I. (Forthcoming in 2020), Discourse 8-D thinking as the object of research and training. In: Baltic Journal of English Language, Literature and Culture. Volume 10. ISSN 1691-9971.

Publication awards:

two awards by Russian Association of Communication in cooperation with Eurasian Communication Association of North America (ECANA);

  • 2006-2007 academic year; the 2ndplace in the nomination “political communication” to volume 3 of the scientific series “Methodology of political discourse research” (“Metodologiâ issledovanij političeskogo diskursa: aktual’nye problemy soderžatel’nogo analiza obŝestvenno-političeskih tekstov”);
  • 2009-2010 academic year; the 2ndplace in the nomination “political communication” to volume 6 of the scientific series “Methodology of political discourse research” (“Metodologiâ issledovanij političeskogo diskursa: aktual’nye problemy soderžatel’nogo analiza obŝestvenno-političeskih tekstov”);