Barbara Gornik, PhD

Assistant with Doctorate
Phone: +386 5 663 77 94
Barbara Gornik is a PhD Research Assistant at the Science and Research Centre of Koper. Her research interests are migration, nationalism and human rights, which she studies using the anthropology of human rights and discourse theory as basic theoretical standpoints to explain the implementation and interpretation of human rights as an effect of knowledge and power relations. In 2016, she defended her doctoral thesis, ‘Human Rights and Nationalism’. Since 2016, she has been a deputy of the General Assembly of Nordic Summer University (NSU) and regular attendee at study circle ‘Patterns of Dysfunction in Contemporary Democracies: Impact on Human Rights and Governance’. She is also member of Editorial Board of International Journal of the Euro-Mediterranean Studies, co-editor of the book Unaccompanied Children in European Migration and Asylum Practices: In Whose Best Interests? (Routledge, 2017) and co-editor of special issue of Poligrafi journal entitled “Ontologies of the asylum”. Barbara Gornik has presented her work at conference in various European countries as well as in the United States of America, namely at London School of Economics, University of Cambridge, Columbia University, University of Copenhagen, University of Wroclaw and others.