Dr. Mojca Pajnik, Associate Professor

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  • Dr. Mojca Pajnik, Associate Professor
      Phone: +386 1 58 05 228
      Email: is.jl-inu.vdf@kinjap.acjom
      Office Hours:
      Wednesday, 10.45-12.15
      B 102

      Undergraduate courses
      Diploma seminar - KOM-MKŠ
      European public sphere
      Communication Systems
      Cultural and Media Globalization

      Graduate courses
      International and intercultural communication
      Expert sphere:
      Citizenship, the public, populism, racism, globalization, international communication, alternative media, gender, migration

    • I obtained the PhD from communications at the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) (2005) with the thesis on feminist interpretations on the notion of the public. I received my MSc in communication (2002) and BA in journalism (1998) from the same faculty. In my 20s I have worked for several years as a journalist. I was an employee of the Open Society Institute and worked as head of programs on European integration and East East: Partnership Beyond Borders Program. I have been an assistant professor at FSS in the period 2010-2016 and an associate professor since 2017. Since 2001 I have been a researcher at the Peace Institute in Ljubljana; I am senior research advisor at this institute since 2016.

      Focus areas of my research are citizenship, the public, populism and racism, alternative media, migration and gender. My bibliography includes 12 books, 45 original articles in scientific journals and 38 book chapters in edited volumes. The two recent books include Populism and the Web: Communicating Practices of Parties and Movements in Europe (ed. with B. Sauer, Routledge, 2018) and Contesting Integration, Engendering Migration: Theory and Practice (ed. with F. Anthias, Palgrave, 2014).

      I was a visiting researcher and lecturer at University of Helsinki, Central-European University, Budapest, University of Florence, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, Loughborough University, University of Nijmegen. The international conferences that I have co-organized includeThe Power of Alternative Media: Experiences from South-East Europe (2012) and Migrant Labour: Contested Integration, Prospects for Citizenship (2011). 

      I have lead European projects and have been a partner in many. Currently I coordinate GENMED, Gender Differentiation in Media Industry (Slovenian Research Agency, 2016-2018, http://www.mirovni-institut.si/en/projects/gender-differentiation-in-media-industry/) and I am a partner in MEET, Media Education for Equity and Citizenship (Erasmus+, 2016-2018, http://meetolerance.eu/en/about/). 

      I am an Editorial Board Member of Global Media and Communication; Journal of Alternative and Community Media; Migracijske i etničke teme (Migration and Ethnic Themes) and Družboslovne razprave journal.

      I was awarded for scientific excellency by the FSS, University of Ljubljana in 2014.
    • Selected Books

      M. Pajnik, B. Sauer, eds. 2018. Populism and the Web: Communicative Practices of Parties and Movements in Europe. Abingdon, New York, Routledge.

      S. Hodžić, M. Pajnik, eds. 2016. Communicating Citizens’ Protests, Requiring Public Accountability: Case Studies from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia. Sarajevo, Mediacentar.

      M. Pajnik, E. Valenčič, eds. 2015. Racism: Cut-up World. Ljubljana, Beletrina, Journal for the Critique of Science.

      F. Anthias, M. Pajnik, eds. 2014. Contesting Integration, Engendering Migration: Theory and Practice. Basingstoke, New York, Palgrave.

      M. Pajnik, F. Anthias, eds. 2014. Work and the Challenges of Belonging: Migrants in Globalizing Economies. Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishers.
      M. Pajnik, J. D. H. Downing, eds. 2008. Alternative Media and the Politics of Resistance: Perspectives and Challenges. Ljubljana, Peace  Institute.

      M. Pajnik. 2008. Prostitution and Human Trafficking: Gencer, Labour and Migration Aspects. Ljubljana, Peace Institute.

      M. Pajnik, ed. 2002. Xenophobia and Post-socialism. Ljubljana, Peace Institute.

      Selected Book chapters

      -- M. Pajnik, S. Meret. 2018. Populist Political Communication in Mediatized Society. In Populism and the Web: Communicative Practices of Parties and Movements in Europe, eds. M. Pajnik, B. Sauer, Abingdon, New York, Routledge, 36-54.
      -- M. Pajnik, G. Campani. 2017. Populism in Historical Perspectives. In Understanding the Populist Shift: Othering in a Europe in Crisis, eds. G. Lazaridis, G. Campani, Abingdon, New York, Routledge, 13-30.
      -- M. Pajnik, G. Campani. 2017. Democracy, Post-democracy and the Populist Challenge. In Understanding the Populist Shift: Othering in a Europe in Crisis, eds. G. Lazaridis, G. Campani, Abingdon, New York, Routledge, 179-196.
      -- M. Pajnik. 2016. Nationalizing Citizenship: The Case of Unrecognized Ethnic Minorities in Slovenia. In Ethnic Minorities and Politics in Post-Socialist Southastern Europe, eds. S. P. Ramet, M. Valenta, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 232-245.
      -- M. Pajnik, F. Fabbro, D. Kamenova. 2016. Ethno-nationalism and Racial capitalism in Populist Framing of Migrants as a Threat.  In Populism, Media and EducationChallenging Discrimination in Contemporary Digital Societies, ed. M. Ranieri, Abingdon, New York, Routledge, 67-98.
      -- M. Pajnik, R. Kuhar, I. Šori. 2016. Populism in Slovenian Context between Ethno-nationalism and Re-traditionalization. In The Rise of the far Right in Europe: Populist Shifts and ‘Othering’,eds. G. Lazaridis, G. Campani, A. Benveniste, Palgrave, 137-160.
      -- M. Pajnik. 2016. Migration in the Mirror of Mediatized Anti-Politics. In Razor-wired: Reflections on Migration Movements through Slovenia in 2015, eds. N. Kogovšek Šalamon, V. Bajt. Ljubljana, Peace Institute, 63-70.
      -- M. Pajnik 2015. Changing Citizenship, Practicing (Alternative) Politics. In The Routledge Companion to Alternative and Community Media, ed. Chris Atton, London, Routledge, 113-122.
      -- M. Pajnik, 2014. Reconstructing Citizenship for the Future of Polity. In Contesting Integration, Engendering Migration: Theory and Practice, eds. F. Anthias, M. Pajnik, Basingstoke, New York, Palgrave, 102-121.
      -- M. Pajnik, V. Bajt. 2013. Civic Participation of Migrant Women: Employing Strategies of Active Citizenship. In Paradoxes of Integration: Female Migrants in Europe, eds. F. Anthias, M. Kontos, M. Morokvacis-Müller, London, Springer, 97-116.
      -- M. Pajnik. 2012. Gender (In)equity in Post-socialist Media. In Central and Eastern European Media in Comparative Perspective: Politics, Economy and Culture, eds. J. Downey and S. Mihelj, Surrey, Burlington, Ashgate, 89-111.
      -- M. Pajnik. 2011. Impossibilities of Social Citizenship: on Statelessness of Migrants. In Security, Insecurity and Migration in Europe, ed. G. Lazaridis, Farnham, Burlington, Ashgate, 239-257.

      Selected Articles in Peer Reviewed Scientific Journals

      -- M. Pajnik. 2017. Media-political Parallelism: Legitimization of Migration Policy on the Example of Commentary in Daily Newspaper “Delo”. Dve domovini / Two Homelands 45, 169-184.
      -- M. Pajnik. 2017. Feminization for Reproduction of Cognitive Capitalism: Illusion of Degendered Work in the Media. Javnost - The Public 24, 33-46.
      -- M. Pajnik. 2016. ‘Wasted precariat’: Migrant work in European societies. Progress in Development Studies 16(2), 159-172. 
      -- M. Pajnik. 2015. Nano-media and Connected Homeliness. International Journal of Communication 19(9), 732-752.
      -- M. Pajnik, N. Kambouri, M. Renault, I. Šori. 2015. Digitalising Sex Commerce and Sex Work: A Comparative Analysis of French, Greek and Slovenian Websites. Gender, Place & Culture 23(3), 345-364. 
      -- M. Pajnik. 2014. Kontroverze državljanstva in nastavki za opredelitev digitalnega državljanstva (Controversies of Citizenship and Settings for Defining Digital Citizenship) Teorija in praksa 51(6), 1185-1203.
      -- M. Pajnik, M. Renault. 2014. The (re)making of Sexualities on the Web. Social science information 53(3), 462-482.
      -- M. Pajnik. 2014. Multikulturalizem pro et contra: kritika liberalne perspektive in populistično-demagoške denunciacije (Multiculturalism pro and con: A criticism of the Liberal Perspective and Populist-Demagogical Denunciation). Dve domovini / Two Homelands39, 19-30. 
      -- M. Pajnik. 2013. Pristop radikalne kritike enakosti: neenakost migrantov in izobraževanje (The Approach of Radical Criticism of Equality: the Inequality of Migrants and Education) Šolsko polje 24 (5-6), 53-69.
      -- M. Pajnik. 2011. Marshall in državljanstvo: (ne)moč neke teorije. (Marshall and Citizenship: The Strength (or lack Thereof) of a Theory) Časopis za kritiko znanosti 39, 246, 69-181.
      -- M. Pajnik. 2011. Narrating Belonging in the post-Yugoslav Context. Dve domovini / Two Homelands 34, 111-125. 
      -- M. Pajnik. 2010. Media Framing of Trafficking. International Feminist Journal of Politics 12(1), 45-64.
      -- M. Pajnik. 2010. Konceptualizacija alternativnih medijev. (Conceptualization of Alternative media) Teorija in praksa 41(1), 41-58.
      -- M. Pajnik. 2009. Brezdržavljanskost migrantov in pravica imeti pravico (Statelesness of Migrants and the Right to have Rights). Časopis za kritiko znanosti 238, 138-147.
      -- M. Pajnik, V. Bajt. 2009. Biografski narativni intervju: aplikacija na študije migracij (Biographical Narrative Interview: Application to Migration Studies). Dve domovini/ Two Homelands 30, 69-89. 
      -- M. Pajnik. 2007. Integration Policies in Migration Between Nationalizing States and Transnational Citizenship with Reference to the Slovenian case. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 33(5), 849-865. 
      -- M. Pajnik. 2006. Feminist Reflections on Habermas’s Communicative Action: the Need for an Inclusive Political Theory. European Journal of Social Theory 9(3), 405-424.
      -- M. Pajnik. 2005. Citizenship and Mediated Society. Citizenship Studies 9(4), 349-367.
      Full bibliography is available at http://izumbib.izum.si/bibliografije/Y20180129152307-A5104739.html

      Personal bibliography