Gonen Dori-Hacohen

Qualitative textual analysis of politics, economics, culture, and interaction.
Associate Professor
Vice Chair Language and Social Interaction Division of the International Communication asssociaion.
N374 Integrative Learning Center
413 545-3682

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


Ph.D., Communication, University of Haifa, Israel
M.A., Sociology, UCLA 
M.A., Communication, Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
B.A. cum laude, Humanities & social Sciences, Open University of Israel

Courses Taught: 

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

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


Refereed Journal Articles - This decade

Avalos, Xima,* and Dori-Hacohen, G. (in-press). Criticism, Consensus, and Fandom: Demonstrated practices from a Sports Facebook fan page. Discourse, Context & Media.  
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.
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]

Refereed Book Chapters - This Decade

Dori-Hacohen, G. (in-press).""I can do math, but I''m not that smart. I''m not brilliant”: Ordinariness as a discursive resource in U.S.A radiophonic financial call-in interactions. In Fetzer, A. & Weizman, E. (eds.) Doing Ordinariness in Media Discourse. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing.
Van Over, Brion, Dori-Hacohen, Gonen & Winchatz, Michaela R. (2019). Policing the Boundaries of the Sayable: The Public Negotiation of Profane, Prohibited and
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]


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