Mojca Pajnik, PhD

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EU migration policy at the declarative level speaks of protection of human rights and humanitarianism, lately also about the moral duty to save migrants from the Mediterranean. But in fact it is a policy of criminalization of migrants, racism and creating divisions – we have the “first world” and people from the “third world “. /… / We have been listening for years how “migrants invade us and steal our jobs”. Most politicians, left and right, united in a European center, advocate the same policy. The only difference is in speeches that get moderated, however, what is jointly advocated is the regime of borders and of walls, which once again grow at the borders of Europe.
– Mojca Pajnik, Dnevnik



Mojca Pajnik is a senior research associate at the Peace Institute and lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. Fields of her research include citizenship, media, racism, migration and gender studies. She is the author of several books: Contesting Integration, Engendering Migration: Theory and Practice (ed. with F. Anthias, Palgrave, 2014), Alternative Media and the Politics of Resistance: Perspective and Challenges (ed. with J. D. H. Downing, PI, 2008), Prostitution and Human Trafficking: Gender, Labour and Migration Aspects (PI, 2008), and author of several articles and book chapters on citizenship, alternative and digital media, gender (in)equality and migration regimes. She appears as a guest lecturer at the University of Florence, the Central European University in Budapest and the University of Helsinki. She is member of the editorial board of Družboslovne razprave and Migration and Ethnic Themes.

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  • 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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