Barbara Gornik, born in 1982, is an Assistant at UP SRC. She graduated in Cultural Studies and Anthropology from Faculty of Humanities, University of Primorska in 2008 with the thesis Unaccompanied Minor Migrants in European Migration Processes: A Case Study of Slovenia and Hungary. She began cooperating with UP SRC already during her undergraduate studies and in 2009 the Centre granted her the status of an Early Stage Researcher for the field of national questions under the mentorship of Mateja Sedmak, Ph.D. At the same time she enrolled in a postgraduate study programme History of Europe and the Mediterranean at UP FHS. In 2009 she received a scholarship of the Alpe-Adria University in Udine, Italy for the conduction of the research thesis A Comparative Analysis of Economic Migrants Working on the Slovene-Italian Border. In her doctoral studies, she deals with Anthropology of human rights and migration, nationalism, ethnocentrism, and xenophobia and is mostly concerned with the effectuation of human rights in different contexts and their interpretations as a reflection of social power relations. Furthermore, she has been working within the Public Opinion Centre UP SRC.
Sociology of Everyday Life, assistant (Cultural studies and anthropology, UP FHS 2009-2010)
Cooperation in research programmes and projects:
International research project: The Risk Group of Unaccompanied Minors: Protection Measures in the Enlarged European Union, April 2006 – April 2007