New York University Center for European and Mediterranean Studies and the Network of East-West Women
Friday, June 4:30-6:30pm
Dr. Mirjana Dedaic, Visiting Assistant Professor, Culture and Technology Program, Georgetown University “What Language Can Tell Us About Print Media Positioning of Female Politicians in Croatia”
285 Mercer Street, 7th floor (between Waverly and Washington Place)
Professor Dedaic has an interdisciplinary background that includes theoretical, cognitive and sociocultural linguistics, communication theories, literature, semiotics, positioning theory, critical discourse studies, and identity studies.
Professor Dedaic published papers in leading linguistic journals, including Journal of Pragmatics and Journal of Sociolinguistics, and several book chapters. Her newest book is South Slavic Discourse Particles theory (2010), a pioneering volume in the field. Previously, she co-edited a volume At War with Words (2003) that explores the link between language and conflict through comparative and case study analyses in various regions of the world.
Among Dr. Dedaic’s current projects are a book on the discursive construction of the stepmother, an edited volume offering a new view of national identity construction through the lens of Bourdieu’s habitus (this book includes 12 chapters authored by CCT students and alumni), and articles on conceptual metaphor blending in media discourse on female politicians, positioning of prisoner bloggers, and the language of ICTY.