A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Humanities Fellow
Department of English
Carnegie Mellon University
Baker Hall 259
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
I did my doctoral work in linguistics at the University of Colorado with an interdisciplinary focus grounded in linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics and discourse studies. In my research, I take a critical approach to the study of language and communicative practices in social and cultural life. My primary sites of study involve the domains of politics and mass media where I examine how public discourse builds shared cultural narratives, represents issues of ‘truth', and constructs identities. By examining the construction of meaning and the role of language in relations of power, I aim to illuminate the way discourse shapes and influences sociopolitical reality. My monograph, The ‘War on Terror' Narrative: Discourse and Intertextuality in the Construction and Contestation of Sociopolitical Reality, provides a comprehensive look at the Bush administration's discourse about terrorism from the events of 9/11 through the beginning of the Obama administration. In addition to my research, I have taught at Stanford University for the Linguistics Department, at the University of Colorado for the Linguistics Department as well as the Program for Writing & Rhetoric, and at Colorado State University for the Anthropology Department.
Hodges, Adam. In press. The ‘War on Terror' Narrative: Discourse and Intertextuality in the Construction and Contestation of Sociopolitical Reality. New York: Oxford University Press.
Hodges, Adam. 2010. "Discursive Constructions of Global War and Terror." In Handbook of Language and Globalization, Nikolas Coupland (ed.). Wiley-Blackwell.
Hodges, Adam. 2008. "The Politics of Recontextualization: Discursive Competition over Claims of Iranian Involvement in Iraq." Discourse & Society 19(4): 479-501.
Hodges, Adam and Chad Nilep (eds.). 2007. Discourse, War and Terrorism. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Hodges, Adam. 2007. "The Political Economy of Truth in the 'War on Terror' Discourse: Competing Visions of an Iraq/al Qaeda Connection." Social Semiotics 17(1): 5-21.