The Global & Transnational Communication research group holds a series of international, interdisciplinary conferences, Cross-Cultural Pragmatics at a Crossroads (Guillot, key organiser) that situate UEA at the heart of research in this emerging field. ​

Our researchers are core participants in cross-cultural cognitive linguistics projects (Filipović, Hijazo-Gascon) led by collaborative multinational teams, researching effects of spatial movement on language formation, and the movement of American cultural ideas within transnational frames and global contexts. Our ‘UEA Poetics Project' (Garland, Hair, McLennan, Selby) researches transatlantic experimental poetics situating understandings of American literary culture within global contexts.​

The group maintains active collaborations with: University of California Davis - cross-linguistic research in an exchange programme for staff and students; with Temple University, Philadelphia - developing Global US Studies with American Studies centres in Beirut, Brazil, France, Germany, South Korea, and Japan; and with Kent and Sussex universities in poetics research. The UEA Arthur Miller Centre, a world-leading international project hub, provides a focal point that underpins our strategies to sustain and energise research.​