I-ON lecture: Nationalizing citizenship: the case of producing statelessness in Slovenia with Dr Mojca Pajnik

Nation-based citizenship where rights become a privilege of “primordial” members of a national community produces exclusion of minorities, dividing communities across the lines of belonging and not-belonging. The lecture will discuss “ethnicization of citizenship” in Slovenian context in the last thirty years, showing how processes of nation building produced statelessness of several people, of so-called “non-autochthonous” groups, “new” minorities and migrant populations.

Mojca Pajnik is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana and senior research advisor at the Peace Institute in Ljubljana. Her research focuses on populism, racism, media and communication, migration and citizenship. Her books include Populism and the Web: Communicative Practices of Parties and Movements in Europe (Routledge, 2017), Racism: Cut-up World (ČKZ, 2015) and Contesting Integration, Engendering Migration: Theory and Practice (Palgrave, 2014). She is member of editorial board of the journal Migracijske i etničke teme (Migration and Ethnic Themes) and of Global Media and Communication. She has lectured and was a researcher at several universities, in Florence, Helsinki, Vienna, Budapest. Currently she coordinates the research project Political and Media Populism: “Refugee crisis” in Slovenia and Austria, funded by the Slovenian Research Agency (SRA) and the Austrian FWF Der Wissenschaftsfonds (2018-2021) and is head of the research programme of the Peace Institute Equality and Human Rights in Times of Global Governance (SRA, 2020-2023).

The program is free of charge. Due to the limited number of participants, registration is required no later than the day before the event at: info@muzej-nz.si. 

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