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Web Site: http://www.du.edu/~cdemonth/
A lifelong interest in language and writing motivated in large part by a desire to learn my father's mother tongue, German, has played a large role in my professional and educational trajectory. I spent my junior year of college studying in Freiburg, Germany. After graduating from Allegheny College with a B.A. in German, I worked as a print journalist for eight years in the Boston area.
I moved to Colorado in August of 1996 so that I could attend Colorado State University where I earned an M.A. in English (1998). After a couple years of working as an adjunct faculty member at CSU and the University of Northern Colorado, I began a Ph.D. program at the University of Colorado, Boulder School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the fall of 2000. I completed my dissertation in December of 2005. I started a tenure-track position at the School of Communication at the University of Denver in the fall of 2005.
My general research interests are in linguistic and cultural dimensions of globalization, transnational and national identity, and the relation between media discourse and hegemony.
In 2009, I created a new advocacy web site -- SolarChargedDriving.Com -- devoted to covering and promoting the synergy between solar energy and electric cars, a synergy that could result in the near total elimination of air pollution.
Demont-Heinrich. (Forthcoming). Debating English’s hegemony. Critical Inquiry in Language Studies.
Demont-Heinrich & Ivanišin. (2010). ‘You’re invading the world and you don’t even know where Slovenia is!’ Journal of Int. & Intercultural Comm.
Demont-Heinrich. (2009). Language, globalization and the triumph of popular demand. The Communication Review
Demont-Heinrich. (2008). The death of cultural imperialism -- and power too? International Communication Gazette
Demont-Heinrich. (2008). American triumphalism and the “offensive” defensiveness of the French. Journal of Communication Inquiry
Demont-Heinrich. (2007). The ideological construction of the juggernaut of English. Studies in Language and Capitalism