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Wodak Ruth (em. Distinguished Professor Dr DDr.h.c.)

Period of stay: 02-2020 – 09-2020

Evaluation sheet for departing Fellows

  1. What would you consider to be the major benefits of your stay at IWM?

Due to the COVID-crisis, my stay (together with Dr Markus Rheindorf) turned out to be very different than we had hoped for: the IWM had to close down, it was possible to participate in on-line lectures and debates (which I did quite regularly). Thus, the discussions were indeed very inspiring – but, of course, less interesting than face-to-face interactions.

Nevertheless, I submitted a short essay about crisis communication during the COVID- crisis to the new focus of the IWM. Markus and I also gave a lecture in November 2020 about our research. And, due to the publication of the second edition of The Politics of Fear (Sage 2020 and in German: Konturen), IWM decided to dedicate an on-line discussion/section to this book.

Nevertheless, our proposed research had to change: the planned fieldwork had become impossible, thus Dr Rheindorf and I had to change the focus of our project. We submitted our book-length manuscript to Exeter Press beginning of March 2021 (Identity Politics Past and Present).

Dr Rheindorf and I published two more books in 2020: De Cillia, Wodak, Rheindorf & Lehner 2020 Österreichische Identitäten im Wandel (Springer); and Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Migration Control (Multilingual Matters).

My other publications are all listed on my homepage at Lancaster University, almost all interviews, podcasts and commentaries are listed under my focus at the IWM.

  1. Was the event programme of the IWM attractive and interesting for you?

See above: the on-line lectures were excellent!.

  1. Do you have any criticisms of any aspect of the Institute’s program and operations?
    Please include any suggestions for improvement.

This is a question which I cannot answer as the COVID-crisis was overwhelming. I believe that the IWM did the best possible under these conditions.

  1. Is there anything else you would like to let us know regarding your stay at the IWM?

n/a


Final Report sheet for departing Fellows

As mentioned in the “Terms of Award” agreement, we would kindly ask you to submit your final report on your activities, travels, talks and accomplishments during your research stay. Please be as specific and concise as possible!

In particular, we may ask you to list books or essays that have been written or worked on at the IWM, that have either been published or accepted for publication or that you wish to submit for publication. Describe briefly the nature of the work and give names of publishers or publications, dates and other relevant facts.

We would be very grateful if you could provide us with a copy of your publication(s) for our library or, if this is not possible, contact our librarian with the publication details. We would also like to ask you to list any prizes or awards you have received or will receive, as well as any scholarships and grants you have received or will receive.

Publications:

a short essay about crisis communication during the COVID-crisis (submitted to the new focus on the COVID-Crisis of the IWM)

Publication of the second edition of The Politics of Fear. The shameless Normalisation of far- right discourse (Sage 2020 and in German: Konturen 2020); many reviews and interviews followed which I all sent to Anita Dick and Marion Gollner, IWM

De Cillia, Wodak, Rheindorf & Lehner 2020. Österreichische Identitäten im Wandel (Springer);

Rheindorf & Wodak eds 2020, Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Migration Control (Multilingual Matters).

Submission of book-length manuscript to Exeter Press with co-author Dr Markus Rheindorf, in March 2021 (Identity Politics Past and Present). This was the outcome of our project which we had proposed to the IWM in 2019!

My other publications are all listed on my homepage at Lancaster University (https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/linguistics/about/people/ruth-wodak);

interviews, podcasts and commentaries are listed under my focus at the IWM (https://www.iwm.at/index.php/fellow/ruth-wodak)

Awards:

Honorary Doctorate Warwick University, July 2020 Ehrensenatorin University Vienna (March 2020)