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Professor Johannes Angermuller

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Professional biography

MA Erlangen-Nuremberg, PhD Paris Est / Magdeburg 

From 2009 to 2012, I taught as a Professor (W1) of the Sociology of Higher Education at Mainz University (Germany). In 2012, I was appointed Research Professor of Discourse at the Centre for Applied Linguistics at Warwick (Coventry, UK). I have been Professor of Discourse, Languages and Applied Linguistiscs at Open University (Milton Keynes, UK) since 2019. 

Research interests

With a background in linguistics and sociology, I am known for work in Discourse Studies, especially French pragmatics. While my research interests centre on the discursive construction of social order, I have empirical expertise in academic, educational and political discourses across countries such as France, Germany, the UK, Spain and Russia. I am the laureate of two ERC projects, which have resulted in comparative research on academics in Europe, their practices and careers.    

Teaching interests

Theories and methods of discourse research, language teaching, pragmatics.

Impact and engagement

I have led the INTAC project which aims to facilitate academic recruitments across institutions and countries and to help academics who want to move between institutions. 

External collaborations

Speaker for the Scientific Board of Institut Solidarische Moderne, a political think tank based in Germany.

I was the founding president of DiscourseNet. International Association of Discourse Studies. I have initiated monthly online workshops in discourse research in English, French and Spanish/Portuguese.


“It’s creative stuff!” The REF Impact Agenda and the discursive (re-)positioning of academics (2023-01-31)
Angermuller, Johannes and Wroblewska, Marta
Educational Studies Review, 2(40) (pp. 29-54)

Critique Equals Suffering Plus Society? Towards a New Approach to Critique (2021)
Angermuller, Johannes
Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, 10(9) (pp. 1-5)

Entrevista com Johannes Angermuller (2021)
Salgado, Luciana Salazar and Angermuller, Johannes
Scripta, 25(54) (pp. 324-333)

Categorizar e posicionar os sujeitos em filosofia: a controvérsia entre Derrida e Foucault compreendida de um ponto de vista discursivo (2019-10-14)
Angermuller, Johannes
Polifonia, 26(43) (pp. 332-357)

Catégoriser et positionner les sujets en philosophie: la controverse entre Derrida et Foucault envisagée d’un point de vue sociopragmatique (2019-04-19)
Angermuller, Johannes
Argumentation et analyse du discours(22) (pp. 1-16)

The celebrity logics of the academic field. The unequal distribution of citation visibility of Applied Linguistics professors in Germany, France, and the United Kingdom. (2019)
Angermuller, Johannes and Hamann, Julian
Journal for Discourse Studies, 1 (pp. 77-93)

Accumulating discursive capital, valuating subject positions. From Marx to Foucault (2018-04-05)
Angermuller, Johannes
Critical Discourse Studies, 15(4) (pp. 414-425)

Truth after post-truth: for a Strong Programme in Discourse Studies (2018-03-20)
Angermuller, Johannes
Palgrave Communications, 4, Article 30(1) (pp. 1-8)

A verdade na era da pós-verdade: por um Programa Forte em Estudos do discurso (2018)
Angermuller, Johannes
REDIS: Revista de Estudos do Discurso, 7 (pp. 36-62)

O discurso como prática social: Entrevista com o prof. Johannes Angermuller (2018)
Oliveira, Helio and Angermuller, Johannes
Fórum Linguístico, 15(4) (pp. 3457-3461)

La grande course des universités (2017-08-04)
Angermuller, Johannes
Comparative Education, 53(4) (pp. 603-605)

Academic careers and the valuation of academics. A discursive perspective on status categories and academic salaries in France as compared to the U.S., Germany and Great Britain (2017-06)
Angermuller, Johannes
Higher Education, 73(6) (pp. 963-980)

The new political economy of higher education: between distributional conflicts and discursive stratification (2017-03-01)
Schulze-Cleven, Tobias; Reitz, Tilman; Maeße, Jens and Angermuller, Johannes
Higher Education, 73(6) (pp. 795-812)

La sociologie du langage. Perspectives d’un champ émergent (2017)
Angermuller, Johannes and Glady, Marc
Langage et société, 2(160-161) (pp. 163-178)

Renouons avec les enjeux critiques de l’Analyse du Discours. Vers les Études du discours (2017)
Angermuller, Johannes
Langage et société, 2(160-161) (pp. 145-161)

Au nom de Bologne? Une analyse comparative des discours politiques sur les réformes universitaires en Allemagne et en France (2013)
Scholz, Ronny and Angermuller, Johannes
MOTS. Les langages du politique, 102 (pp. 22-36)

How to become an academic philosopher: Academic discourse as multi-leveled positioning practice [Cómo ser un filósofo académico: el discurso como práctica de posicionamiento en varios niveles] (2013)
Angermuller, Johannes
Sociología Histórica(Number 2) (pp. 291-320)

How to become an academic philosopher. Academic discourse as multileveled positioning practice (2013)
Angermuller, Johannes
Sociología Histórica(Number 2) (pp. 263-289)

Fixing meaning: the many voices of the post-liberal hegemony in Russia (2012-01)
Angermuller, Johannes
Journal of Language and Politics, 11(1) (pp. 115-134)

Book review: Derek Robbins, "French Post-War Social Theory. International Knowledge Transfer". Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2012, (2012)
Angermuller, Johannes
Sociologica, 6(3) (p 216)

From the many voices to the subject positions in anti-globalization discourse: Enunciative pragmatics and the polyphonic organization of subjectivity (2011-09)
Angermuller, Johannes
Journal of Pragmatics, Vol.43(No.12) (pp. 2992-3000)

Heterogeneous knowledge: Trends in German discourse analysis against an international background (2011)
Angermuller, Johannes
Journal of Multicultural Discourses, 6(2) (pp. 121-136)

Analyser les pratiques discursives en sciences sociales: Journee d'Etudes du CEDITEC a L'Universite Paris XII, le 27 Avril 2007 (2008-01-01)
Angermuller, Johannes
Bulletin of Sociological Methodology, 97(1) (pp. 39-47)

Discourse analysis in France. A Conversation. (2007-05)
Maingueneau, Dominique and Angermuller, Johannes
Forum Qualitative Research, 8, Article 21(2)

Careers of the Professoriate. Academic pathways of the linguists and sociologists in Germany, France and the UK (2023-04-08)
Angermuller, Johannes and Blanchard, Philippe
ISBN : 3031252403 | Publisher : Palgrave MacMillan | Published : London

¿Quien dijo posestructuralismo? La creación de una generación intelectual (2019-12)
Angermuller, Johannes
ISBN : 978-84-948922-4-0 | Publisher : Dado Ediciones | Published : Madrid

Neden Fransa’da Postyapısalcılık Yok? (2017)
Angermuller, Johannes
ISBN : 9786059436113 | Publisher : Heretik

Análise de discurso pós-estruturalista. As vozes do sujeito na linguagem em Lacan, Althusser, Foucault, Derrida e Sollers (2016)
Angermuller, Johannes
Publisher : Pontes | Published : São Paulo

Analyse du discours et dispositifs d?énonciation. Autour des travaux de Dominique Maingueneau (2015-04)
Angermuller, Johannes and Philippe, Gilles
ISBN : 978-2-35935-137-8 | Publisher : Lambert-Lucas | Published : Limoges

Why there is no poststructuralism in France. The making of an intellectual generation (2015)
Angermuller, Johannes
Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy
ISBN : 9781474226301 | Publisher : Bloomsbury | Published : London

DiskursNetz: Wörterbuch der interdisziplinären Diskursforschung (2014-07-14)
Wrana, Daniel; Ziem, Alexander; Reisigl, Martin; Nonhoff, Martin and Angermuller, Johannes
Suhrkamp Taschenbücher Wissenschaft
ISBN : 9783518296974 | Publisher : Suhrkamp | Published : Berlin

Poststructuralist Discourse Analysis: Subjectivity in Enunciative Pragmatics (2014)
Angermuller, Johannes
Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse
ISBN : 978-1-137-44247-5 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : Basingstoke

Diskursforschung. Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch. Band 1: Theorien, Methodologien und Kontroversen (2014)
Angermuller, Johannes; Nonhoff, Martin; Herschinger, Eva; Macgilchrist, Felicitas; Reisigl, Martin; Wedl, Juliette; Wrana, Daniel and Ziem, Alexander
ISBN : 978-3-8376-2722-0 | Publisher : transcript | Published : Bielefeld

Les discours de l'économie (2013-11-01)
Temmar, Malika; Angermuller, Johannes and Lebaron, Frédéric
ISBN : 9782952786591 | Publisher : Presses Universitaires de France | Published : Paris

Le champ de la théorie: Essor et déclin du structuralisme en France (2013-01-23)
Angermuller, Johannes
ISBN : 9782705683498 | Publisher : Hermann Éditeurs | Published : Paris

Analyse du discours poststructuraliste. Les voix du sujet dans le langage chez Lacan, Althusser, Foucault, Derrida, Sollers (2013)
Angermuller, Johannes
ISBN : 9782359350760 | Publisher : Éditions Lambert-Lucas | Published : Limoges

Solidarische Bildung. Crossover: Experimente selbstorganisierter Wissensproduktion (2012)
Angermuller, Johannes; Buckel, Sonja and Rodrian-Pfennig, Margit
ISBN : 9783899654981 | Publisher : VSA-Verlag | Published : Münster

Moving (Con)Texts: Produktion und Verbreitung von Ideen in der globalen Wissensökonomie (2011)
Angermuller, Johannes; Maesse, Jens and Standke, Jan
Culture, discourse, history
ISBN : 9783832528751 | Publisher : Logos | Published : Berlin

Diskursanalyse meets Gouvernementalitätsforschung: Perspektiven auf das Verhältnis von Subjekt, Sprache, Macht und Wissen (2010)
Angermuller, Johannes
ISBN : 9783593389479 | Publisher : Campus-Verl | Published : Frankfurt am Main

Nach dem Strukturalismus: Theoriediskurs und intellektuelles Feld in Frankreich (2007)
Angermuller, Johannes
ISBN : 9783899428100 | Publisher : Transcript-Verl | Published : Bielefeld

The analysis of discursive subjects (2023)
Angermuller, Johannes
In: Cap, Piotr ed. Handbook of Political Discourse. Elgar Handbooks in Political Science (pp. 179-202)
Publisher : Elgar | Published : Cheltenham

Beyond discourse theory in the conspiratorial mode? The critical issue of truth in the age of post-truth (2022)
Angermuller, Johannes
In: Demata, Massimiliano; Zorzi, Virginia and Zottola, Angela eds. Conspiracy Theory Discourses. Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture (98) (pp. 489-494)
ISBN : 9789027256959 | Publisher : John Benjamins | Published : Amsterdam

Poststructuralist Discourse Studies: from structure to practice (2020-09-30)
Angermuller, Johannes
In: De Fina, Anna and Georgakopolou, Alexandra eds. The Cambridge Handbook of Discourse Studies (pp. 235-254)
ISBN : 9781108348195 | Publisher : Cambridge UP | Published : Cambridge

Poststructuralist Discourse Studies: From Structure to Practice (2020-09-20)
Angermuller, Johannes
In: de Fina, Anna and Georgakopoulou, Alexandra eds. The Cambridge Handbook of Discourse Studies (pp. 235-254)
ISBN : 9781108348195 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London

Bedeutung festlegen. Die vielen Stimmen der postliberalen Hegemonie in Russland (2019-05-31)
Angermuller, Johannes
In: Wiedemann, Thomas and Lohmeier, Christine eds. Diskursanalyse für die Kommunikationswissenschaft: Theorie, Vorgehen, Erweiterungen (pp. 147-171)
ISBN : 978-3-658-25186-4 | Publisher : Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden | Published : Berlin

Discourse Approaches (2019-02-19)
Angermuller, Johannes and Kollmorgen, Raj
In: Merkel, Wolfgang; Kollmorgen, Raj and Wagener, Hans-Jürgen eds. The Handbook of Political, Social, and Economic Transformation (pp. 212-220)
ISBN : 9780198829911 | Publisher : Oxford University Press | Published : Oxford

Análisis del discurso después del estructuralismo. Los enunciados polifónicos en el espacio social (2019)
Angermuller, Johannes
In: Herzog, Benno and Ruiz, Jorge eds. Análisis sociológico del discurso. Enfoques, métodos y procedimientos (pp. 100-123)
ISBN : 9788491343653 | Publisher : Universitat de Valencia

On the Social Uses of Scientometrics: The Quantification of Academic Evaluation and the Rise of Numerocracy in Higher Education (2018-11-28)
Angermuller, Johannes and van Leeuwen, Thed
In: Scholz, Ronny ed. Quantifying Approaches to Discourse for Social Scientists. Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse (pp. 88-119)
ISBN : 978-3-319-97370-8 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : Cham

The Academic Dispositif: Towards a Context-Centred Discourse Analysis (2018-11-28)
Hamann, Julian; Maesse, Jens; Scholz, Ronny and Angermuller, Johannes
In: Scholz, Ronny ed. Quantifying Approaches to Discourse for Social Scientists. Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse (pp. 51-87)
ISBN : 978-3-319-97370-8 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : Cham

Analiza dyskursu „po strukturalizmie” (2018)
Angermuller, Johannes
In: Ostrowicka, Helena ed. Analiza dyskursu w badaniach szkolnictwa wyszego (pp. 29-58)
ISBN : 978-83-7963-071-4 | Publisher : Sedno | Published : Warszawa

Le discours comme pratique langagière. Construire la place des chercheurs dans le discours académique (2015-12)
Angermuller, Johannes
In: Canut, Cécile and von Münchow, Patricia eds. Le langage en sciences humaines et sociales (pp. 145-154)
ISBN : | Publisher : Lambert Lucas | Published : Limoges

Lire le 'déconstructivisme derridien'. De la subjectivité dans le discours philosophique (2015-04)
Angermuller, Johannes
In: Maingueneau, Maingueneau and Vallespir, Mathilde eds. Lire Derrida ? Autour d’“Éperons. Les styles de Nietzsche”. Le Discours Philosophique. (pp. 93-101)
ISBN : 9782359351279 | Publisher : Lambert-Lucas | Published : Limoges

Discourse Studies (2015)
Angermuller, Johannes
In: Wright, James D. ed. International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition (pp. 510-515)
ISBN : 9780080970875 | Publisher : Elsevier | Published : Amsterdam

Regieren durch Leistung. Zur Verschulung des Sozialen in der Numerokratie (2015)
Angermuller, Johannes and Maeße, Jens
In: Schäfer, Alfred and Thompson, Christiane eds. Leistung (pp. 61-108)
ISBN : 9783506775986 | Publisher : Schoeningh | Published : Paderborn

The discourse studies reader. An introduction (2014)
Angermuller, Johannes; Maingueneau, Dominique and Wodak, Ruth
In: Angermuller, Johannes; Maingueneau, Dominique and Wodak, Ruth eds. The Discourse Studies Reader. Main Currents in Theory and Analysis (pp. 1-13)
Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company | Published : Amsterdam, Philadelphia

Semantische und kommunikative Dimensionen diskursiven Wandels. Ein integrativer Ansatz zur Analyse der Makro- und Mikrostrukturen am Beispiel des Bologna-Diskurses (2013)
Angermuller, Johannes and Scholz, Ronny
In: Busse, Dietrich and Teubert, Wolfgang eds. Linguistische Diskursanalyse: neue Perspektiven. Interdisziplinäre Diskursforschung (pp. 287-318)
ISBN : 9783531172941 | Publisher : Springer VS | Published : Wiesbaden

Interview with Johannes Angermüller (2013)
Angermuller, Johannes
In: Pinto-Coelho, Zara and Carvalho, Anabela eds. Academics Responding to Discourses of Crisis in Higher Education and Research (pp. 28-36)
ISBN : 9789898600189 | Publisher : CECS- Communication and Society Research Centre University of Minho | Published : Braga

Wissenschaft als Wissen/Macht. Für eine Wissenschaftssoziologie nach dem Strukturalismus (2012)
Angermuller, Johannes
In: Soeffner, Hans-Georg ed. Transnationale Vergesellschaftungen (pp. 707-718)
Publisher : Springer VS | Published : Wiesbaden

Widerspenstiger Sinn. Skizze eines diskursanalytischen Forschungsprogramms nach dem Strukturalismus (2010)
Angermuller, Johannes
In: Angermuller, Johannes and van Dyk, Silke eds. Diskursanalyse meets Gouvernementalitätsforschung (pp. 71-100)
ISBN : 9783593389479 | Publisher : Campus | Published : Frankfurt am Main

Diskursforschung. Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch. Band 2: Methoden und Analysepraxis. Perspektiven auf Hochschulreformdiskurse (2014-09)
Angermuller, Johannes; Herschinger, Eva and Nonhoff, Martin
Angermuller, Johannes; Nonhoff, Martin; Herschinger, Eva; Macgilchrist, Felicitas; Reisigl, Martin; Wedl, Juliette; Wrana, Daniel and Ziem, Ziem eds.
ISBN : 9783837627220 | Publisher : transcript | Published : Bielefeld

Les sujets du discours sur le Brexit. Perspectives linguistiques et sociologiques sur la subjectivité (2022)
Angermuller, Johannes
In : 8e Congrès Mondial de Linguistique Française (4-8 Jul 2022, Orléans, France)