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Anna Szilágyi, Ph.D.

Department of Communication


Ph.D. in Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. 
M.A. in Political Science, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.
B.A./M.A. in Hungarian Language and Literature, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary.

Practice Areas

  • Public speaking and discourse analysis.
  • Intercultural communication.
  • Media literacy.

Research Interests

The power of language in culture, society, and politics. 
Discourse, discrimination, and enemy propaganda.
Soft power and the media representation of global players in local contexts.

Publications and Media Placements

Journal articles

Szilágyi, Anna. 2017. Discourse and Discrimination in Charlottesville: The Rhetoric of White Supremacists during the Violent Unrest in August 2017. Lodz Papers in Pragmatics, 13(2): 285–302.

Szilágyi, Anna. 2017. "'Threatening Other' or 'Role-model Brother'? China in the Eyes of the British and the Hungarian Far-Right." In Monika Kopytowska (ed.) Contemporary Discourses of Hate and Radicalism across Space and Genres. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 193-214./The study was first published in 2015: "Special Issue: Contemporary Discourses of Hate and Radicalism across Space and Genres. Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict, 3(1):151-172

Szilágyi, Anna and András Bozóki. 2015. "Playing it Again in Post-Communism: The Revolutionary Rhetoric of Viktor Orbán in Hungary." Special Issue: Rhetorics of "1989" and After: Rhetorical Archaeologies of Political Transition. Advances in the History of Rhetoric, 18(Supplement 1):153-166.

Book chapters

Szilágyi, Anna. 2022 (forthcoming). "How Was I Responsible?" Narratives of Distraction and Denial in the Post-War Rhetoric of Leni Riefenstahl." In Michael Miller and Luca Váradi (eds.), Perceptions and Prejudice. New York, Budapest: CEU Press.

Kovács, András and Anna Szilágyi. 2013. "Variations on a Theme: the Jewish 'Other' in Old and New Antisemitic Media Discourses in Hungary in the 1940s and 2011." In Ruth Wodak and John E. Richardson (eds.), Analysing Fascist Discourse, European Fascism in Talk and Text. New York: Routledge, 203-227.