Seminar with Ruth Wodak: Analyzing Re/Nationalizing Discourses – The “Politics of Fear” and Right-wing Populism in Europe and Beyond
Location: Kingsway Building (KSW) Room 2.12, LSE Campus
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Ruth Wodak is Emerita Distinguished Professor of Discourse Studies at Lancaster University, UK, and affiliated to the Univesity of Vienna (where she is currently PI of a three year funded research project on ‘The discursive construction of Austrian Identity 2015). Besides various other prizes, she was awarded the Wittgenstein Prize for Elite Researchers in 1996 and an Honorary Doctorate from University of Örebro in Sweden in 2010. She is past-President of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. 2011, she was awarded the Grand Decoration of Honour in Silver for Services to the Republic of Austria.
Her research interests focus on discourse studies; identity politics and politics of the past; language and/in politics; prejudice and discrimination; and on ethnographic methods of linguistic field work. She is member of the editorial board of a range of linguistic journals and co-editor of the journals Discourse and Society, Critical Discourse Studies, and Language and Politics. 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 theAcademia Europaea. 2008, she was awarded the Kerstin Hesselgren Chair of the Swedish Parliament (at University Örebrö).
She has published 9 monographs, 26 co-authored monographs, over 50 edited volumes and ca 400 peer reviewed journal papers and book chapters. Recent book publications include The Politics of Fear. What Right-Wing Populist Discourses Mean (Sage, 2015); The discourse of politics in action: ‘Politics as Usual’ (Palgrave, 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 B. Johnstone, P. Kerswill, 2010); Analyzing Fascist Discourse. Fascism in Talk and Text (with J. E. Richardson, 2013), and Rightwing Populism in Europe: Politics and Discourse (with M. KhosraviNik, B. Mral, 2013). More information is available on Ruth Wodak‘s website concerning on-going research projects and recent publications.