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Professor Jo Angouri's Inaugural Lecture - 3 June 2019

On behalf of the University of Warwick, Ema Ushioda, Head of Department, Centre for Applied Linguistics and Gwen van der Velden, Academic Director of WIHEA invite you to celebrate Jo Angouri's recent appointment as Professor (Research & Teaching) with an inaugural lecture.

We construct the social world we live in through language. Conversely, societal structures impose boundaries on individual agency in language use. In this lecture, titled Those prejudices run, run deep’; Why language matters, Jo will reflect on the implications of this axiom for social justice. Drawing on recently completed and ongoing work on refugee integration and gender equality, Jo will discuss how in/exclusion is enacted in and through language. She will argue that we are all guardians of politico-linguistic borders and invite the audience to reflect on their role in perpetuating or challenging the social order. Looking back and looking forward, she will weave in her own reflections on the social relevance of linguistic teaching and research and will share her vision for the future of the discipline in 21st century academia.


Hosted by the Centre for Applied Linguistics and the Warwick International Higher Education Academy (WIHEA), the lecture will take place at 17:00 on Monday, 3 June 2019 in Lecture Theatre OC0.03 in the Oculus Building, followed by a celebratory drinks and canapés reception, closing at 19.00. Please arrive at the Oculus Building at 16:45.

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About Professor Jo Angouri

Jo Angouri

Jo Angouri is a Professor at the University of Warwick, UK, Visiting Distinguished Professor at Aalto University, Finland and Associate of the Victoria University of Wellington, NZ, Language in the Workplace network. Her research expertise is in sociolinguistics, pragmatics and discourse analysis. In her 10-year trajectory from PhD to Full Professor Jo has collaborated with academic and non-academic stakeholders across different countries, languages and fields, from medicine and international business to education and back to linguistics. Her current work focuses on boundary crossing, the modern workplace and political discourse and ideology. Jo has published 60 refereed papers, three special issues, two books, four edited volumes and two conference proceedings and has given over 80 fully-funded invited talks at leading institutions in Europe, USA, Australia, HK and New Zealand. She is the founding editor of Language at Work series for Multilingual Matters and co-editing Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture, a flagship series for John Benjamins Publishing Company. Jo is equally committed to multidisciplinary research and pedagogic innovation and has had substantial experience in challenge-led curriculum design and programme leadership. She has established and co-directs two international research and education networks and has founded a large biennial international conference series on meaning and interaction.