Mgr. Alena Kluknavská, PhD.

Assistant professor, Department of Media Studies and Journalism

Office: 5.50
Joštova 218/10
602 00 Brno

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Curriculum vitae

Name and academic degrees
  • Mgr. Alena Kluknavská, PhD.
  • Department of Department of Media Studies and Journalism
    Faculty of Social Studies
    Masaryk University
    Joštova 10
    602 00 Brno Department of Public Economics
    Faculty of Economics and Administration
    Masaryk University
    Lipová 41a
    602 00 Brno
Current position
  • Assistant professor
Education and academic qualifications
  • 2011-2015: Ph.D. Study, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava
  • 2009-2011: Master of Arts (Mgr.), Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava
  • 2006-2009: Bachelor of Arts (Bc.), Department of Journalism, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava
Professional experience
  • September 2022 - onward: Assistant professor, Department of Media Studies and Journalism, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno June 2021 - August 2022: Researcher, Department of Media Studies and Journalism, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno
  • Sept 2016 - August 2022: Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Public Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, Brno
  • Sept 2015-June 2016: Research fellow, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava (part-time)
Teaching activities
  • Media, Politics, and Society
  • Political Communication
  • Populist radical right
Research activities
  • Political communication
    Populist and post-truth communication
    Populist radical right in Central and Eastern Europe
    Media representations, minorities and migration
Research stays abroad
  • 2018: Research fellow at Northwestern University (6 months) 2017: Research fellow at the Department of Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna (1 month)
  • 2016-2016: Postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna(6 months)
  • 2014-2015: Research visit at Institute for Advanced Studies. Vienna, Austria (6 months)
  • 2013-2014: Research visit at Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), University of Amsterdam(6 months)
Other academic activities, research projects, grants
  • 2013-2023: Academic peer-reviews for Information, Communication & Society, Mass Communication and Society, Journalism, Party Politics, East European Politics, Europe-Asia Studies, Environmental Communication, VOLUNTAS, Ethnicities, Sociológia, Czech Journal of Political Science, Central European Political Review, International Journal of Comparative Sociology
Conferences and workshops
  • September 2016: ECPR General Conference, Prague
  • June 2016: The 8th Pan-European Conference on the European Union, ECPR Standing group, Trento (panel chair, presenter)
  • March 2016: Workshop “Social media and European politics”, ARENA, University of Oslo
  • November 2015: Workshop “Mobilization and the Picture of the Enemy in Central and Eastern Europe”, Budapest, ELTE, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • April 2015: Workshop “Contesting and Communicating Europe: European Democracy, the Media and Euro-sceptic movements”, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
  • November 2014: 5th European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) conference in Lisbon
  • July 2014: 5th ECPR Graduate Student Conference in Innsbruck (panel chair, presenter)
Major publications
  • KLUKNAVSKÁ, Alena a Olga EISELE. Trump and circumstance: introducing the post-truth claim as an instrument for investigating truth contestation in public discourse. Information, Communication & Society. ABINGDON (ENGLAND): ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2023, roč. 26, č. 8, s. 1583-1600. ISSN 1369-118X. Dostupné z: URL info
  • NAVRÁTIL, Jiří a Alena KLUKNAVSKÁ. A tale of two campaigns : understanding the role of short-term political context in Czech and Slovak counter/mobilizing on migration. Social Movement Studies. Abingdon: Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis, 2023, roč. 22, č. 2, s. 250-268. ISSN 1474-2837. Dostupné z: URL info
  • NEMČOK, Miroslav, Constantin Manuel BOSANCIANU, Olga LESHCHENKO a Alena KLUKNAVSKÁ. Softening the corrective effect of populism: populist parties’ impact on political interest. WEST EUROPEAN POLITICS. ABINGDON (ENGLAND): TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2023, roč. 46, č. 4, s. 760-787. ISSN 0140-2382. Dostupné z: URL info
  • VODA, Petr, Alena KLUKNAVSKÁ a Peter SPÁČ. From Trivialized Neo-Nazis to Parliament : Explaining the Electoral Success of the Extreme Right Party ĽSNS in Slovakia. Problems of Post-Communism. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis, 2022, roč. 69, č. 6, s. 498-513. ISSN 1075-8216. Dostupné z: článek na webu vydavatele info
  • EISELE, Olga, Elena ESCALANTE-BLOCK, Alena KLUKNAVSKÁ a Hajo G. BOOMGAARDEN. The politicising spark? Exploring the impact of #MeToo on the gender equality discourse in Australian print media. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE. ABINGDON (ENGLAND): TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2022, roč. 57, č. 4, s. 309-327. ISSN 1036-1146. Dostupné z: URL info
  • HAVLÍK, Vlastimil a Alena KLUKNAVSKÁ. The Populist Vs Anti-Populist Divide in the Time of Pandemic : The 2021 Czech National Election and its Consequences for European Politics. JCMS-Journal of Common Market Studies. Hoboken: Wiley, 2022, roč. 60, S1, s. 76-87. ISSN 0021-9886. Dostupné z: article - open access info
  • KLUKNAVSKÁ, Alena, Jana BERNHARD a Hajo G BOOMGAARDEN. Claiming the Crisis: Mediated Public Debates about the Refugee Crisis in Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Journal of Refugee Studies. 2021, roč. 34, č. 1, s. 241-263. ISSN 0951-6328. Dostupné z: URL info
  • KLUKNAVSKÁ, Alena a Manuela CAIANI. Populist radical right and immigrants in times of crisis: the case of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In Theodoros Fouskas. Immigrants, Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Times of Crises: B. An International Handbook on Migration, Asylum, Social Integration and Exclusion. Athens: European Public Law Organization, 2021, s. 473-495. CXXV. ISBN 978-618-5417-10-9. URL info
  • NAVRÁTIL, Jiří a Alena KLUKNAVSKÁ. Civil Society Trajectories in CEE : Post-Communist ‘Weakness’ or Differences in Difficult Times? Politologický časopis. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2020, roč. 27, č. 2, s. 101-118. ISSN 1211-3247. Dostupné z: URL info
  • KLUKNAVSKÁ, Alena a Matej HRUŠKA. We Talk about the “Others” and You Listen Closely. The Extreme Right Communication on Social Media. Problems of Post-Communism. 2019, roč. 66, č. 1, s. 59-70. ISSN 1075-8216. Dostupné z: URL info
  • CAIANI, Manuela a Alena KLUKNAVSKÁ. Extreme Right, the Internet and European Politics in CEE Countries: The Cases of Slovakia and the Czech Republic. In Mauro Barisione, Asimina Michailidou. Social Media and European Politics: Rethinking Power and Legitimacy in the Digital Era. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2017, s. 167-192. Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology, svazek 21. ISBN 978-1-137-59889-9. Dostupné z: URL info
  • GERŐ, Márton, Piotr P. PŁUCIENNICZAK, Alena KLUKNAVSKÁ, Jiří NAVRÁTIL a Kostas KANELLOPOULOS. Understanding Enemy Images in Central and Eastern European Politics. Towards an Interdisciplinary Approach. Intersections - East European Journal of Society and Politics. Budapest: CENTRE SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUNGARIAN ACAD SCIENCES, 2017, roč. 3, č. 3, s. 14-40. ISSN 2416-089X. Dostupné z: URL info
  • KLUKNAVSKÁ, Alena a Josef SMOLÍK. We hate them all? Issue adaptation of extreme right parties in Slovakia 1993–2016. Communist and Post-Communist Studies. Los Angeles: Elsevier, 2016, roč. 49, č. 4, s. 335-344. ISSN 0967-067X. Dostupné z: URL info


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