Gonen Dori-Hacohen

Assistant Professor
N374 Integrative Learning Center
Spring 2015 office hours: M 2:30-4:00 & F 11:30-1:00
(413) 545-3682

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. 
I have a big corpus of transcribed and untrasncribed interactions about politics, finances, personal topics and sports. I am looking for graduate students who are interested in financial discourse, political discourse and sports and about civic participation in the media in general. Additionally, I am looking for Israeli students who would like to study interactions in Hebrew.

My articles are available for downloading @ academia.edu
Click here to download information about our graduate focal area in Social Interaction and Culture.
For more information, click here: http://gonen.dori-hacohen.com/


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:
Language in Civic Participation


Refereed Journal Papers
            Dori-Hacohen, Gonen. (in press). Spontaneous or controlled: Overall Structural Organization of Phone-ins in Two Countries and their Relations to Societal Norms. Journal of Pragmatics.
            Dori-Hacohen, Gonen & Shavit, Nimrod. (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
            Nir, Bracha, Dori-Hacohen, Gonen, & Maschler, Yael. (in press). Formulations on Israeli political talk radio: From actions and sequences to stance via dialogic resonance. Discourse Studies.
            Dori-Hacohen, Gonen. (2013). "Rush, I love you": Interactional Fandom on American Political Talk-Radio. International Journal of Communication, 7 (2013), 2697–2719.

            Dori-Hacohen, Gonen., & White, Timothy. T. (2013). “Booyah Jim”: The Construction of Hegemonic Masculinity in CNBC ‘Mad Money′ Phone-in Interactions. Discourse, Context and Media 2,175-183.
             Dori-Hacohen, Gonen. (2012).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/rajo.10.2.113_1
            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: http://www.cios.org.silk.library.umass.edu/getfile/022346_EJC
            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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2011.12.005,
          Dori-Hacohen, Gonen. (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, Gonen. (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, Gonen. (2010). ‘You nag so much’: Description of confrontational discourse between two women. Hebrew Linguistics 62-63, 201-230 [Hebrew]
          Hacohen, Gonen. & Schegloff, Emmanuel A. (2006). On the preference for minimization in referring to persons: Evidence from Hebrew conversation. Journal of Pragmatics, 38(8), 1305-1312.
          Hamo, Michal, Blum-Kulka, Shoshana, & Hacohen, Gonen. (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, Shoshana, Blondheim, Menahem, & Hacohen, Gonen. (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, Gonen & Hamo, Michal (2002). From Observation to Transcription: Theory, Practice, and Interpretation in Children Naturally Occurring Discourse. Script, 3-4, 55-74. [Hebrew]
           Avni, Hanna, Hacohen, Gonen, & Habib, Talya (2002). Creating Coherence in Story Entry in Children’s Spoken Discourse.  Script, 3-4, 111-126. [Hebrew]

Book Chapters (refereed)
          Dori-Hacohen Gonen (2014). 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.
          Dori-Hacohen, Gonen & Maschler, Yael (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]
         Livnat, Zohar & Dori-Hacohen, Gonen (2013). The effect of irony in radio talk-back programs in Israel. In: Fetzer, Anita (ed.), The Pragmatics of Political Discourse: Explorations across cultures (pp. 193-217). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
         Dori-Hacohen, Gonen (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). Jerusalm: Magenss publication, The Hebrew University Press. [Hebrew]
          Blum-Kulka, Shoshana, Blondheim, Menahem, & Hacohen, Gonen (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]

Refereed and Commissioned Encyclopedia entries
        Dori-Hacohen, Gonen. (in press). Radio Talk: Discourse. In: Tracy, Karen (Ed.) International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction. Wiley-Blackwell.
        Dori-Hacohen, Gonen. (in press). Radio Talk: Politics. In: Tracy, Karen (Ed.) International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction. Wiley-Blackwell.

Refereed Conference Proceedings
         Hacohen, Gonen. (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.


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

Current Projects: 

American Radio Talk - its structures, features, talk and interaction

Israeli Talk-back: online comments as a (de)form(ed) public sphere