Prof. Díaz's lecture is concerned with experiences of forced displacement. The materials under scrutiny are seven oral history interviews with Asian and African asylum applicants stranded in Greece, in which they describe their transition from a normal life at home to a current grim situation of waiting to be approved to start a new life in Europe.
Félix Díaz (PhD Psychology, Lancaster, 1994) is an Associate Professor of Psychology at AUBG. Through the final years of the former century he was trained in qualitative social research, and particularly in Conversation Analysis, Discourse Analysis, and Ethnography. Later into the current century, he has been mainly teaching in the applied health disciplines, and particularly with respect to disabilities affecting language and communication. He has published books, chapters and articles on body image and eating disorders, the elicitation of ‘spontaneous language’ in speech therapy, the history of psychology, Membership Categorization Analysis, and conversational participation. He is currently preparing a book on qualitative research techniques for speech and language therapists.