Ruth Wodak is emerita Distinguished Professor of Discourse Studies, Lancaster University (UK) and retired Professor of Applied Linguistics, University of Vienna. Her research activities encompass critical discourse research, language and politics (populism research), identity and past politics, gender studies, migration research, and linguistic bias research on racism and anti-Semitism.
She received numerous prizes and distinctions, inter alia: the Wittgenstein Prize (1996), the Grand Cross of Honour in Silver for Services to the Republic of Austria (2011) and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (2018).
She has held numerous visiting professorships and fellowships, including Austrian Chair, Stanford University (1992/3), Leverhulme Visiting Professorship at the University of East Anglia, Norwich UK (2003/4); Kerstin Hesselgren Visiting Chair of the Swedish Parliament, Örebro University (2008), Royden J. Davis Chair for Interdisciplinary Studies, Georgetown University, Washington DC (2014); Distinguished Schuman Fellow at the European University Institute (2016); Willy Brandt Chair at the University of Malmö (2017).
September 2018–May 2019
February 2020–September 2020
1) Österreichische Identitäten im Wandel (mit Rudolf de Cillia, Markus Rheindorf & Sabine Lehner). Springer
2) Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Migration Control (eds. Markus Rheindorf & Ruth Wodak) Multilingual Matters 2020
3) Europe at the Crossroads. Confronting Populist, Nationalist and Global Challenges. (eds. Pieter Bevelander & Ruth Wodak) Nordicum 2019