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My research interests are at the intersection of culture, social interaction, and the media. I study both media depictions of interaction and interaction in everyday life. Most recently, I studied Israeli call-in radio and am now expanding my work to U.S. political talk radio, including the "notorious" Rush Limbaugh. I am also interested in television (e.g. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and other arenas of public participation, such as internet commentary and new call-in formats.
My articles are available for downloading @ academia.edu
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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
Introduction to interpersonal Communication and culture
Interaction in the media
Studying social interaction
Language in Civic Participation
Refereed Journal Papers
Dori-Hacohen, Gonen. (in-press). Gatekeeping public participation: Ethnographic account of the production process of radio phone-in program. Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media.
Dori-Hacohen, Gonen. (2012). 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.
Dori-Hacohen, Gonen. (2012). Types of interaction on Israeli radio phone-in programs and the public sphere. Javnost-The public, 19(3), 21-40. http://javnost-thepublic.org/article/2012/3/2/
Thompson, Greg & Dori-Hacohen, Gonen. (2012). Framing Selves in Interactional Practice.Electronic Journal of Communication, 22(3-4). Available:
Maschler, Yael & Dori-Hacohen, Gonen. (2012). From Sequential to Affective Discourse Marker: Hebrew nu on Israeli Political Phone-in Radio Programs. Discourse Studies 14(4), 419-455.
Dori-Hacohen, Gonen.(2012). "With whom do I have the pleasure?": Callers' categories in political talk radio programs. Journal of Pragmatics, 44(3), 280-297.
Dori-Hacohen, G. (2011). "I have a question for you": Two practices for achieving institutional interaction in Israeli radio phone-in programs. Pragmatics 21(4), 527-548.
Dori-Hacohen, G. (2011). 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.
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.
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. http://dx.doi.org/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’sSpoken Discourse. Script, 3-4, 111-126. [Hebrew]
Refereed Conference Proceedings
Hacohen, G. (2007). Narrative and Argumentation in Israel radio phone-ins. In: Van Eemeren F., Blair, J.A., Willard, C.A. & B. Garssen (eds.), Proceedings of the 6th ISSA conference (pp. 549-556). Amsterdam: SicSat.
Livnat, Zohar & Gonen Dori-Hacohen (Frth.) The effect of irony in radio talk-back programs in Israel. In: A. Fetzer (ed.) The pragmatics of political discourse: explorations across cultures. John Benjamins.
Dori-Hacohen, G. (2012). 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). [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]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.
2012 Fellow Research Grant, UMass Amherst
2012 SBS FRG Matching grant
2012 UMass Mellon Mentoring fellowship micro-grant
American Radio Talk - its structures, features, talk and interaction
Israeli Talk-back: online comments as a (de)form(ed) public sphere