Leja Markelj, MA
Leja Markelj, master of social pedagogy, is a research assistant at the Peace Institute. She obtained her master’s degree at Faculty of Education in Ljubljana with thesis Motherhood and intimate relationships of female sex workers in Slovenia (2018) awarded by the University Prešeren Award. She has participated in research projects that addressed sex work through a harm reduction perspective. She is particularly interested in topics related to gender, minorities, (structural) inequality, criminology, human rights, migration and inclusive policy-making.
The project deepens existing and develops new perspectives in the Peace Institute's research and activist work on gender equality and masculinity.
- Caring Masculinities in Action (Carmia)
- Hate speech in contemporary conceptualizations of nationalism, racism, gender and migration
- Transnationalisation of eldercare – diversities, recruitments, inequalities (TE-DRI)
- Occupational risks in sex work at the intersections of policy framework and social stigma (ORIS)