Primary Department
School of Applied Language & Intercultural Studies
Associate Staff
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus

Academic biography

Marnie Holborow, Associate Faculty in the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies at Dublin City University, has written widely on politics and language. She has held visiting scholar positions at Hunter College, New York and San Francisco State University, and at City University of New York. She is author of The Politics of English, of chapters and articles on neoliberalism and applied linguistics, austerity politics and higher education in Ireland, the legacy of Raymond Williams and on conflicting interpretations of the political keyword, Brexit. She contributed the first entry of Neoliberalism for the Wiley Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Her most recent book is Language and Neoliberalism (Routledge 2015). Her most recent book chapter is 'Language Skills and Human Capital: Challenging the neoliberal frame' in Wallace, O'Regan and Gray, Education and the Discourse of Global Neoliberalism (Routledge 2020) other recent journal articles discuss Marxist understandings of language.Currently she is researching the position of women's work in late capitalism.

Research interests

World Englishes; Language and neoliberalism; ideology and language; Marxism and language.