Gonen Dori-Hacohen

Discourse Analyst at the Department of Communication
Gonen
Dori-Hacohen
Associate Professor
Vice Chair Language and Social Interaction Division of the International Communication asssociaion.
N374 Integrative Learning Center
Spring 2019 office hours: M 11:00-12:30, W 9:00-10:30
413 545-3682
Interests: 

I use qualitative textual analysis to study politics (Israeli, American, shows like Rush Limbaugh's, online commenting in Israel Talkback), economics (Dave Ramsey's), culture (Israeli, American, concepts like fandom, gender), and interaction (in all forms and formats). I study these constructs by analyzing how people do them in their everyday life, on traditional media (radio, TV), online (online comments, Facebook participation), or in ordinary interactions. I use discourse analysis from various perspectives, as I follow Wittgenstein (the latter one), Durkheim, and Weber (although politically speaking I'm closer to Marx). 

I work hard and publish quite a lot of research, and will be happy to instruct graduate students how to follow through with this profession.

I am looking for graduate students who are interested in financial discourse, political discourse and civic participation. Additionally, I am looking for Israeli students who would like to study interactions in Hebrew.

My articles are available for downloading @ academia.edu
For more information, click here: 
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gonen_Dori-Hacohen

 

Education: 

Ph.D.                      Communication             University of Haifa, Israel           2004-2009
M.A.                       Sociology                      UCLA                                        2000-2003
M.A.                       Communication             Hebrew University, ISrael           1996-2000
B.A. cum laude       Humanities & social Sciences  Open University of Israel    1992-1996

Courses Taught: 

Undergraduate level:
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication and culture
Interaction in the media 
Studying social interaction

Graduate level:
Communication Theory

Language in Civic Participation/ comunication in the public sphere
Ways to Analyze Discourse

For information on the Social Interaction and Culture graduate focus

Publications: 

Dori-Hacohen, G. (accepted). “Hitlahamut”: a term for unreasonable populist public talk in Israel. Discourse and Society.

Maschler, Yael and Dori-Hacohen, G. (in-press). Constructing a Genre: Hebrew ('ani) lo yode'a / lo yoda'at ‘(I) don’t know’ on Israeli Political Radio Phone-ins. Text & Talk.

Livnat, Z., Dori-Hacohen, G., (2018). Indexing membership via responses to irony: Communication competence in Israeli radio call-in shows, Language & Communication, 58, 62-79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.langcom.2017.08.004

Dori-Hacohen, G. (2017). Creative Resonance and Misalignment Stance: Achieving Distance in One Hebrew Interaction. Functions of Language, 24(1), 16-40.

Assouline, Dalit, & Dori-Hacohen, G. (2017). Yiddish across borders: Interviews in the Yiddish ultra-Orthodox Jewish audio mass medium. Language and Communication, 56, 68-81.

Weizman, E. & Dori-Hacohen, D. (2017). Commenting On Opinion Editorials In On-Line Journals: A Cross-Cultural Examination of Face Work In The Washington Post (USA) And Nrg (Israel). Discourse, Context, Media, 19, 39-48.

Dori-Hacohen, G. (2016a). HaTokbek Kemilat Mafteakh: hapotentzial ledemotratya karnavalit hademokrati  vehamtziut hademokratit hamugbelet. [The Tokbek as an Israeli Term for Talk: The potential for democratic carnival and the defective democratic reality]. Israel studies in language and society, 9(1-2), 164-183. [Hebrew]

Dori-Hacohen, G., & Livnat, Z. (2015). Negotiating norms of discussion in the public arena: The use of irony in radio phone-in programs. Journal of Communication, 65, 909-931. doi:10.1111/jcom.12186

Dori-Hacohen, G. (2014a). Spontaneous or Controlled: Overall Structural Organization of Phone-ins in Two Countries and their Relations to Societal Norms. Journal of Pragmatics, 70, 1-15. DOI:10.1016/j.pragma.2014.05.010

Nir, B., Dori-Hacohen, G., & Maschler, Y. (2014). Formulations on Israeli Political Talk Radio: From Actions and Sequences to Stance via Dialogic Resonance. Discourse Studies 16(4), 534-571. 

Dori-Hacohen, G. (2013). "Rush, I love you": Interactional Fandom on American Political Talk-Radio. International Journal of Communication, 7, 2697-2719. 

Dori-Hacohen, G. & Shavit*, N. (2013). The Cultural Meanings of Israeli Tokbek (Talk-Back Online Commenting) and their Relevance to the Online Democratic Public Sphere.International Journal of Electronic Governance, 6(4), 361-379. 

Dori-Hacohen, G., & White,* T.T. (2013). “Booyah Jim”: The Construction of Hegemonic Masculinity in CNBC ‘Mad Money′ Phone-in Interactions. Discourse, Context and Media 2, 175-183.  (*Undergraduate Student, Department of Communication, UCSD)

Dori-Hacohen, G. (2012a). Gatekeeping public participation: An ethnographic account of the Production Process of a Radio Phone-In Programme. The Radio Journal – International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media, 10(2), 113-129. DOI:10.1386/rjao.10.2.113_1

Dori-Hacohen, G. (2012b). The Commercial and the Public "Public Spheres": Two Types of Political Talk-Radio and their Constructed Publics. Journal of Radio and Audio Media, 19(2), 134-51. DOI:10.1080/19376529.2012.721836

Dori-Hacohen, G. (2012c). Types of Interaction on Israeli Radio Phone-in Programs and the Public Sphere. Javnost-The public, 19(3), 21-40. javnost-thepublic.org/article/2012/3/2/

Dori-Hacohen, G. (2012d). “With whom do I have the pleasure?”: Callers' Categories in Political Talk Radio Programs. Journal of Pragmatics, 44(3), 280-297. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2011.12.005

Thompson, G., & Dori-Hacohen, G. (2012). Framing Selves in Interactional Practice. Electronic Journal of Communication, 22(3-4). http://www.cios.org.silk.library.umass.edu/getfile/022346_EJC

Maschler, Y., & Dori-Hacohen, G.  (2012). From Sequential to Affective Discourse Marker: Hebrew nu on Israeli Political Phone-in Radio Programs. Discourse Studies 14(4), 419-455. DOI:10.1177/1461445612450374

Dori-Hacohen, G. (2011a). “I have a question for you”: Practices for Achieving Institutional Interaction in Israeli Radio Phone-in Programs. Pragmatics 21(4), 527-548.

Dori-Hacohen, G. (2011b). Integrating and Divisive Discourses: The Discourse in Interactions with Non-Jewish Callers on Israeli Radio Phone-In Programs. Israel Studies in Language and Society, 3(2), 146-165. [Hebrew]

Dori-Hacohen, G. (2010). ‘You nag so much’: Description of Confrontational Discourse between two Women. Hebrew Linguistics 62-63, 201-230 [Hebrew]

Hacohen, G., & Schegloff, E.A. (2006). On the Preference for Minimization in Referring to Persons: Evidence from Hebrew Conversation. Journal of Pragmatics, 38(8), 1305-1312. DOI:10.1016/j.pragma.2006.04.004

Hamo, M., Blum-Kulka, S., & Hacohen, G. (2004). From Observation to Transcription and Back: Theory, Practice, and Interpretation in the Analysis of Children Naturally Occurring Discourse. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 37(1), 71-92. DOI:10.1207/s15327973rlsi3701_3

Blum-Kulka, S., Blondheim, M., & Hacohen, G. (2002). Traditions of Dispute: from Negotiations of Talmudic Texts to the Arena of Political Discourse in the Media. Journal of pragmatics, 34(10-11), 1569-1594. DOI:10.1016/S0378-2166(02)00076-0

Hacohen, G., & Hamo, M. (2002). From Observation to Transcription: Theory, Practice, and Interpretation in Children Naturally Occurring Discourse. Script, 3-4, 55-74. [Hebrew]

Avni, H., Hacohen, G, & Habib, T. (2002). Creating Coherence in Story Entry in Children’s Spoken Discourse.  Script, 3-4, 111-126. [Hebrew]

Refereed Book Chapters

Van Over, Brion, Dori-Hacohen, Gonen & Winchatz, Michaela R. (in press). Policing the Boundaries of the Sayable: The Public Negotiation of Profane, Prohibited and Proscribed speech. In Michelle Scollo & Trudy Milburn (Eds.) Engaging and Transforming Global Communication through Cultural Discourse Analysis: A Tribute to Donal Carbaugh. Rowman & Littlefield.

Dori-Hacohen, G. (2016b). Tokbek, Israeli Speech Economy, and other Non-Deliberative Terms for Political Talk.  In D. Carbaugh (ed.), Communication in Cross-cultural perspective. Volume in the International Communication Association Handbook Series. New York: Routledge, 299-311.

Maschler, Y., & Dori-Hacohen, G (2016). Hebrew nu: Grammaticization of a Borrowed Particle. InAuer, P. & Maschler, Y. (eds.) NU and NÅ: A Family of Discourse Markers Across the Languages of Europe and Beyond.  Berlin:  Walter de Gruyter. 162-212.

Dori-Hacohen, G. (2014b). Establishing social groups in Hebrew: ‘we’ in political radio phone-in programs. In Pavlidou, Theodossia-Soula (ed.) Constructing Collectivity: ‘We’ across Languages and Contexts (pp. 187-206). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Livnat, Z., & Dori-Hacohen, G. (2013). The effect of irony in radio talk-back programs in Israel. In: Fetzer, A. (ed.), The Pragmatics of Political Discourse: Explorations across cultures (pp. 193-217). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Dori-Hacohen, G., & Maschler, Y. (2013). Saman Hasiax ‘nu’ betoxniyot hasikha hatziburit baradyo [The Discourse marker nu on the public radio phone-in programs]. Ben-Shahar, R. & Ben-Ari, N. Ha’Ivrit Safa Khaya Vav [The Hebrew - Living Language Vol. 6] (pp. 86-106). Tel Aviv: Hakibutz Hame’ukhad and HaMakhon HaIsraeli LePoetica and Semiotica al shem Porter Tel-Aviv University. [Hebrew]

Dori-Hacohen, G. (2012e). Thank you our reporter: Interactional aspects of the story delivery in television news. In: Hamo, M., et. al. (eds.): Media, Utterances, Meaning, a book in honor of Shoshana Blum-Kulka (pp. 318-348). Jerusalem: Magenss publication, The Hebrew University Press. [Hebrew]

Blum-Kulka, S., Blondheim, M., & Hacohen, G. (2008). Traditions of Dispute: From Negotiations of Talmudic Texts to the Arena of Political Discourse in the Media. In: Nayger, M., M. Blondheim & T. Liebes (eds.): Reporting as Storytelling: Views on the Media Discourse in Israel, a book in honor of Yitzkhak Roeh (pp. 245-274). Jerusalem: Magnes. [Hebrew]

Grants: 

2017-2018 Lady Davis Fellowship for Visiting Professors, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2012 Fellow Research Grant, UMass Amherst
2012 SBS FRG Matching grant
2012 UMass Mellon Mentoring fellowship micro-grant

Current Projects: 

Israeli political participation 2000-2018: From radio phone-ins to online tokbek

The EPI: The Entertainment-Political Interviews - late-night talk shows interviews with politicians.

Speech-Language Therapy with children: analyzing asymmetrical interactions using Dialogic Resonance, Stance, and conversation analysis

Constructing (neo)Conservative Community: The Dave Ramsey's show and its interactions

Roles: