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Douglas Walton, Distinguished Research Fellow


Douglas Walton (Ph.D. University of Toronto, 1972) is the Distinguished Research Fellow of CRRAR (Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric) at the University of Windsor. During 2008-2013 he held the Assumption Chair of Argumentation Studies at UWindsor. He has been Visiting Professor at Northwestern University, University of Arizona, and University of Lugano (Switzerland). He is co-editor of the Critical Argumentation textbook series for Cambridge University Press. In 2011 he was Fernand Braudel Research Fellow of the European University Institute in Florence, where he collaborated on research in legal argumentation with Prof. Giovanni Sartor of the EUI and the Faculty of Law at the University of Bologna. In 2010 he was appointed to the Editorial Board of the journal Artificial Intelligence and Law. In 2009 he was given the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Dean’s Special Recognition Award of the University of Windsor in recognition of excellence in research, scholarship and creative activity. In the area of argumentation studies he has published 50 books, as well as 350+ refereed papers, and has had 19,124 citations as of Sept. 14, 2017 (Google Scholar). He has given lectures and workshop contributions in many countries.