Wodak Ruth

Ruth Wodak is Emerita Distinguished Professor of Discourse Studies at Lancaster University, UK, and affiliated to the University of Vienna. She continues to develop the Discourse-Historical Approach, one of the key approaches within the field of discourse studies, combining ethnography, historical approach, argumentation theory and linguistics. Her research interests focus on discourse studies; gender studies; language and/in politics; prejudice and discrimination; and on ethnographic methods of linguistic field work.

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. In 2011, she was awarded the Grand Decoration of Honour in Silver for Services to the Republic of Austria. She is member of the British Academy of Social Sciences and member of the Academia Europaea.

Ruth Wodak has published 10 monographs, 27 co-authored monographs, over 60 edited volumes and a large number of peer reviewed journal papers and book chapters. Aside from The Politics of Fear. What Right-wing Populist Discourses Mean (2015; translation into the German 2016), her recent publications include a new edition of Methods of Critical Discourse Analysis (2015), Analyzing Fascist Discourse: Fascism in Talk and Text (2013), four comprehensive volumes on Critical Discourse Analysis (2012), The Discourse of Politics in Action: Politics as Usual (2011), Migration, Identity and Belonging (2011) and The Discursive Construction of History: Remembering the German Wehrmacht’s War of Annihilation (2008).



Ruth Wodak (Lancaster University) ‘The Language of Walls’
15 November 2016

Seminar with Ruth Wodak on the book The Politics of Fear: What Right-Wing Populist Discourses Mean
16 November 2016
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