Tjaša Turnšek, master of cultural studies is a research assistant at the Peace Institute. She obtained her master’s degree at Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana with thesis Critical Discourse Analysis: Media Representation of the Refugee awarded by the »Klinarjev sklad« Award. In 2017 she published scientific article in co-authorship in Časopis za kritiko znanosti – Hate Speech. She has participated in research projects that addressed critical discourse analysis and media representation which focused on discrimination of specific target groups (refugees and foreigners). She is particularly interested in topics related to media, populism and securitization of migration.
The project aims to inform strategies to increase democratic resilience by studying the mechanisms “exclusionary populists” use to increase their power by undermining the Rule of Law.
This study focuses on debates on 10 Facebook pages of Austrian and Slovenian mass media during the so-called “refugee crisis” of 2015–2016.