Right-Wing Populism and the Normalisation of Racism: Discursive Shifts, Moral Panics and Immigration
Lecture Theatre 156 (Lectorial Room I)
Arts West- North Wing Building
Professor Michal Krzyżanowski's presentation explores dynamics of political and media discourses about the recent ‘Refugee Crisis’ in Europe. It draws on his long-term work on the anti-immigration discourse of European right-wing populist parties, of online uncivil society and of media responses to ideological projects of right-wing populism. At its core, the paper looks theoretically and analytically at strategies of normalisation.
The paper provides a critical-analytical look at the case of Poland where the right-wing populist imaginaries of the ‘Refugee Crisis’ have acted as carriers of normalisation of the not only unprecedented discourses of racism and hate but also of the deeper xenophobic norms since 2015.
Professor Michal Krzyżanowski, Chair in Media and Communication Studies
Professor Michal Krzyżanowski
Chair in Media and Communication Studies
Professor Michał Krzyżanowski holds a Chair in Media and Communication Studies at Örebro University, Sweden as well as a research appointment as a Chair in Communication & Media at the University of Liverpool, UK. In 2018 19 he is also Albert Bonnier Jr. Guest Professor in Media Studies at the Department of Journalism, Media & Communication, Stockholm University, Sweden. Michał is one of the internationally leading experts in critical discourse studies of media and political communication. His key research interests are in dynamics of rightwing populist discourse, in mediation and normalisation of racism and wider politics of exclusion as well as in diachronic analyses of discourses and imaginaries of crisis in European and transnational media. Michał is the Editor in Chief of the international Journal of Language and Politics and a coeditor of the Bloomsbury Advances in Critical Discourse Studies book series.