Staff Profiles

Dr Alon Lischinsky

Senior Lecturer in Communication and Discourse

School of History, Philosophy and Culture

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Alon Lischinsky

Phone number: +44 (0)1865 488739


Location: Office B2.19, B building, Harcourt Hill campus, Oxford OX2 9AT, UK


Subject Coordinator for Communication, Media and Culture

My work focuses on the use of linguistic techniques (especially computational techniques using large corpora) for the critical analysis of environmental, social and political issues. I am especially interested in how business organisations conceive their relations with the natural environment and how they present themselves as working towards a sustainable society. A separate strand of my research focuses on cultural constructions of sexuality, especially scripts for sexual behaviour and standards of deviance.

I coordinate the Communication, Media & Culture programme, where I also teach about semiotics and discourse theory; research methodology in the social sciences; design for computer-mediated communication; and critical approaches to the persuasion industries.