Georgetown University's Annual Davis Chair Lecture
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Please join us for Georgetown University’s Annual Davis Chair Lecture
FORTRESS EUROPE?- UNITY OR DIVERSITY
THE DISCURSIVE CONSTRUCTION OF ‘THE STRANGER‘
Professor Ruth Wodak
Davis Chair 2014
Department of Linguistics
Thursday, March 27
Reiss Building 112
Ruth Wodak has been Distinguished Professor and Chair of Discourse Studies at Lancaster University, UK, since 2004. Her research interests focus on discourse studies; language and/in politics; identity politics and prejudice and discrimination. She is co-editor of the journals Discourse and Society, Critical Discourse Studies, and Language and Politics, and co-editor of the book series Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture (DAPSAC). She has held visiting professorships in University of Uppsala, Stanford University, University Minnesota, University of East Anglia, and Georgetown University; she is member of the British Academy of Social Sciences and member of the Academia Europaea. Her awards include the Wittgenstein Prize for Elite Researchers in 1996, the Kerstin Hesselgren Chair of the Swedish Parliament (at University Örebrö) in 2008, an Honorary Doctorate from University of Örebro in Sweden in 2010, and the Grand Decoration of Honour in Silver for Services to the Republic of Austria in 2011. She is Past President of the Societas Linguistica Europaea.
Wodak has published 8 monographs, 27 co-authored monographs, over 50 edited volumes and ca 400 peer reviewed journal papers and book chapters. Recent book publications include The discourse of politics in action: ‘Politics as Usual’ (Palgrave), revised edition (2011); Migration, Identity and Belonging (with G. Delanty, P. Jones, 2011); The Discursive Construction of History. Remembering the German Wehrmacht’s War of Annihilation (with H. Heer, W. Manoschek, A. Pollak, 2008); The Politics of Exclusion. Debating Migration in Austria (with M. Krzyżanowski, 2009); The SAGE Handbook of Sociolinguistics (with Barbara Johnstone and Paul Kerswill, 2010); Analyzing Fascist Discourse. Fascism in Talk and Text (with John Richardson, 2013), and Rightwing Populism in Europe: Politics and Discourse (with Majid KhosraviNik and Brigitte Mral, 2013).