Emanuela Fabijan is a young research fellow and assistant at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. She is a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana where she works on her dissertation related to the topics of the project “Political and Media Populism: ‘Refugee Crisis’ in Slovenia and Austria”. She received her BA in Communication and a MA in Cultural Studies from the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. She has published on social welfare systems and total institutions and has contributed to the monograph on prostitution (ed. I. Radačić and M. Pajnik, 2017). The fields of her reseach include media, marginalized social groups, gender and populism. Her Bachelor’s thesis on migrant workers from former Yugoslavia was awarded the Professor Klinar Fund Award, and she received Prešeren prize from Faculty of Social Sciences for her Master’s thesis on psychiatric hospitals as total institutions.
This research investigates the nexus between political parties, media and populism with regard to the so-called “refugee crisis” (2015-2016 until today) in. Slovenia and Austria.