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Dr. Dr. h.c. Ruth WODAK Distinguished Professor and Chair in Discourse Studies, Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University, Lancaster


1971-1972 Research Fellow in the Linguistics and Indo-Germanic Department, University of Vienna
1974 PhD (Sub Auspiciis Praesidentis Rei Publicae) in Linguistics, University of Vienna
1980 Habilitation in  Applied Linguistics, including Socio- and Psycholinguistics , at the University of Vienna
1975-1983 Assistant Professor of Linguistics, University of Vienna
1983-1991 Associate Professor of Sociolinguistics and Psycholinguistics, with emphasis on Discourse Analysis,
  Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna, Austria
1991 Offer of a chair at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA as "Full Professor" for Applied Linguistics (not accepted)
1991-2004 Full Professor of Applied Linguistics, Chair, University of Vienna
1992-1993 Austrian Chair, Stanford University
 Since 2000 Co-Director of Austrian National Focal Point, EUMC (since 2007 FRA), Vienna
1997-2003 Director of Research Centre "Discourse, Politics, Identity", University of Vienna
1999-2002 Research Professorship, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
2003-2005 Permanent Research Fellow, Collegium Budapest
2005 Offer of Canadian Research Chair, University of Waterloo (not accepted)
2004-2007 Chair in Discourse Studies, LAEL, Lancaster University
2008 Kerstin Hesselgren Chair of the Swedish Parliament
 Since 2007 Distinguished Professor and Chair in Discourse Studies, LAEL, Lancaster University


Academia Europaea
British Academy of Social Sciences
Societas Linguistica Europaea
British Association for Applied Linguistics


The Discursive Construction of History. Remembering the German Wehrmacht s War of Annihilation (with H. Heer, W. Manoschek, A. Pollak, Palgrave, 2008)
The Discursive Construction of National Identity (with R. de Cillia, M. Reisigl, K. Liebhart, Edinburgh University Press 2009)
The Discourse of Politics in Action. Politics as Usual ( Palgrave 2011 [2nd revised edition])
Rightwing Populism in Europe: Politics and Discourse (with Majid KhosraviNik and Brigitte Mral, Bloomsbury, 2013)


Wittgenstein Prize (for Elite Researchers) 1996
Honorary Doctorate, Örebro University 2010
Big Silver Medal for Services to the Austrian Republic, 2011
Davis Chair for Interdisciplinary Studies, Georgetown University; Washington, DC. 2014