As a member of the Centre for Multimodal Communication, Associate Professor Cindie Maagaard explores how multimodal and narrative approaches to the analysis of communication can be mutually enhancing and challenging. Her focus is on narratives told within, by and about organizations and institutions, and she is particularly interested in understanding how narratives are used to construct and communicate identity within those contexts. To this aim, she is also a member of the Centre for Narratological Studies and the Centre for Organizational Practice and Communication, both at SDU, as well the International Society for the Study of Narrative and the Nordic Network for Narratives in Medicine. Most recently, Cindie has done work to advance the concept of “counter-narrative” and has joined a collaboration with the Health Sciences in the field of Narrative Medicine. In collaboration with the Department of Intensive Care at Odense University Hospital, she is conducting a research on the narrative practices of nurses writing diaries for intensive care patients.
Cindie teaches in written communication, organizational and corporate communication, corporate storytelling and narrative medicine. She is an active contributor to conferences, journals such as Discourse, Context and Media, and anthologies, and is currently co-editing a book for De Gruyter entitled Fact and Fiction in Tension: Test Cases of Fictionality.