Tessa van Charldorp is associate professor language and communication at the department of Languages, Literature and Communication at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. She is also coordinator for the interdisciplinary minor Medical Humanities at the Faculty of Humanities and program coordinator for the master Medical Humanities at the Faculty of Medicine at Utrecht University. She is the chair of the Dutch Association of Applied Linguistics (Anéla) and chair of the research group Language & Communication. Her research is mostly concerned with talk in interaction. She focuses on talk in various institutions such as talk within the health, police and educational domain. Examples of research projects include triage telephone conversations to the out-of-hours GP office, consults at the internal medicine clinic, vaccination conversations at the health center, talking about art in group disussions and police interrogations. She publishes in language, communication and medical journals about her research. She is particularly interested in interdisciplinary research and teaching projects that concern health related issues, polarisation and argumentation in conversations. She is currently particularly interested in combining argumentation analysis and conversation analysis.