Nejc Berzelak, PhD
Nejc Berzelak earned university diploma in Sociology and PhD in Statistics at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences. His main fields of work include survey methodology, development of passive data collection methods in social sciences based on information technologies, and data analytics. He participates in several national and international projects in the field of social science methodology and collaborates with substantive researchers on a variety of social research topics. His work at the Peace Institute is focused on development of measurement instruments to study media populism and attitudes toward migration, designing survey data collection and data analytics and statistical modelling.
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.
Article / Aligning populist worldviews of citizens to media preferences: peculiarities of an illiberal political context
In this article the authors look at how people’s relations to the media shape their anti-establishment, people-centrist and exclusionist populist worldviews.