Mojca Pajnik, PhD

Researcher

The reasons for the expansion of anti-political and anti-media sentiment can be explained by the reflection of “post-democracy”, the current situation in which democratic structures are becoming more and more empty, when classic party politics is transformed into a spectacle, and when the argumentative debate leading to rational decisions on matters of public relevance is replaced with one-line tweets.
– Mojca Pajnik, Mladina



Mojca Pajnik is research counsellor at the Peace Institute. She earned her PhD from communications in 2005 at the University of Ljubljana. Her recent books include Populism and the Web: Communicative Practices of Parties and Movements in Europe (ed. with B. Sauer, Routledge, 2018), Contesting Integration, Engendering Migration: Theory and Practice (ed. with F. Anthias, Palgrave, 2014) and Racism: Cut Up World (ed. with E. Valenčič, Journal for the Critique of Science, 2015).

She is author of several articles and chapters on citizenship, migration regimes, racism, gender (in)equality and media. She is active as editorial board member of Migration and Ethnic Themes, Global Media and Communication, Journal of Alternative and Community Media and Družboslovne razprave. She has been a guest lecturer and researcher at the University of Florence, the Central European University in Budapest, the University of Helsinki and Loughborough University.

She is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana where she teaches at the study programs on communications and media.

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Book Chapters

  • Pajnik, Mojca, Susi Meret. 2018. Populist Political Communication in Mediatized Society. In: Pajnik, M. (ed.), Sauer, B. (ed.). Populism and the Web: Communicative Practices of Parties and Movements in Europe, 36-54. Abingdon, New York: Routledge.
  • Pajnik, Mojca, Giovanna Campani. 2017. Populism in Historical Perspectives. In: Lazaridis, G. (ed.), Campani, G. (ed). Understanding the Populist Shift: Othering in a Europe in Crisis, 13-30. Abingdon, New York: Routledge.
  • Pajnik, Mojca, Giovanna Campani. 2017. Democracy, Post-democracy and the Populist Challenge. In: Lazaridis, G. (ed.), Campani, G. (ed). Understanding the Populist Shift: Othering in a Europe in Crisis, 179-196. Abingdon, New York: Routledge.
  • Pajnik, Mojca. 2016. Nationalizing Citizenship: The Case of Unrecognized Ethnic Minorities in Slovenia. In: Ramet, Sabrina P. (ed.), Valenta, Marko (ed.). Ethnic Minorities and Politics in Post-Socialist Southastern Europe, 232-245. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Pajnik, Mojca, Roman Kuhar, Iztok Šori. 2016. Populism in Slovenian Context between Ethno-nationalism and Re-traditionalization. In: Lazaridis, Gabriella (ed.), Campani, Giovanna (ed.),  Benveniste, Annie (ed.). The Rise of the far Right in Europe: Populist Shifts and ‘Othering’, 137-160. Palgrave.
  • Pajnik, Mojca, Francesco Fabbro, Denitza Kamenova. 2016. Ethno-nationalism and Racial Capitalism in Populist Framing of Migrants as a Threat. In: Ranieri, Maria (ed.), Populism, Media and Education: Challenging Discrimination in Contemporary Digital Societies, 67-83. London: Routledge.
  • Pajnik, Mojca. 2015. Changing Citizenship, Practising (Alternative) Politics. In: Atton, Chris (ed.). The Routledge Companion to Alternative and Community Media, 113-122. London: Routledge.
  • Pajnik, Mojca. 2014. Reconstructing Citizenship for the Future of Polity. In: Anthias, Floya (ed.), Pajnik, Mojca (ed.). Contesting Integration, Engendering Migration: Theory and Practice, 102-121. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Pajnik, Mojca and Veronika Bajt. 2013. Civic Participation of Migrant Women: Employing Strategies of Active Citizenship. In: Anthias, Floya (ed.), Kontos, Marija (ed.), Morokvacis-Müller, Mirjana (ed.). Paradoxes of Integration: Female Migrants in Europe, 97-116. London: Springer.
  • Pajnik, Mojca. 2014. Reconstructing Citizenship for the Future of Polity. In: Anthias, Floya (ed.), Pajnik, Mojca (ed.). Contesting Integration, Engendering Migration: Theory and Practice, 102-121. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Pajnik, Mojca. 2012. Gender (in)equity in Post-socialist Media. In: Downey, John (ed.), Mihelj, Sabina (ed.). Central and Eastern European Media in Comparative Perspective: Politics, Economy and Culture, 89–111. Surrey, Burlington: Ashgate.
  • Pajnik, Mojca. 2011. Impossibilities of Social Citizenship: On Statelessness of Migrants. In: Lazaridis, Gabriella (ed.). Security, Insecurity and Migration in Europe, 239-257. Farnham; Burlington: Ashgate.
  • Pajnik, Mojca and Veronika Bajt. 2011. Migrant Women and Their Labour: What Prospects for Social Citizenship? In: Jäppinen, M. (ed.), Kulmala, M. (ed.), Saarinen, A. (ed.). Gazing at Welfare, Gender and Agency in Post-socialist Countries, 320-337. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Pajnik, Mojca. 2009. Migracijska politika (Migration Politics). In: Kajnč, Sabina (ed.), Lajh, Damjan (ed.). Evropska unija od A do Ž, 237‒241. Ljubljana: Uradni list Republike Slovenije.
  • Pajnik, Mojca. 2009. Mobilno komuniciranje protijavnosti (Mobile Communication of Counterpublics). In: Oblak, Tanja (ed.), Luthar, Breda (ed.). Mobilni telefon in transformacija vsakdana, 115‒130. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za družbene vede.
  • Pajnik, Mojca. 2004. Trafficked Women in Media Representations. In: Women and Trafficking, Zavratnik Zimic, Simona (ed.), 63­–72. Ljubljana: Mirovni inštitut.

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