Lecturers and Assistants
Dr. Mateja Rek
Contact hours: By agreement
E-mail: [email protected]
Research field:communication science, sociology
Lecturer at subjects:
1st-cycle undergraduate study – Organizational Communication, Public Relations, Media and Communication, Political Marketing and Communication
2nd-cycle master’s study – Basics of Communication in Organization, Public Relations, Management of Intercultural Differences, Communication in the Intercultural Environment, Transnational Civil Society
Prof. dr. Mateja Rek is Head of the Infrastructure program of the Faculty of Media – Collecting, Managing and Archiving data on Media Literacy in Slovenia funded by the Slovenian Research Agency. She is a full professor of sociology lecturing at host institution, with regular guest lectures abroad. She has been conducting teaching activities since 2005 and has always received good evaluations regarding her teaching performance from students (on a scale 0-5, her teaching performance was o average graded 4,7). From 2009-2013 she was a Dean at Faculty of Media in Ljubljana and from 2016-2018 a Dean at School of Advanced Social Studies in Nova Gorica. She is an External Expert for Quality at Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and Centre of the Republic of Slovenia for Mobility and European Educational and Training Programmes (CMEPIUS).
After working in civic sector as a manager at Open Society Institute in the region of South East Europe in the beginning of 2000s, she decided to upgrade her knowledge and work experience in civic sector with academic engagement in the field. She obtained PhD in Sociology in 2008, exploring the role of social capital in formation of civil society in the EU. She was a member of an International PhD Network on “Civil Society Involvement in European Governance” (2005-2008), chaired by Professor Dr. Beate Kohler-Koch from Mannheim Center for European Social Research (MZES). She participated in CONNEX: Network of Excellence: Efficient and Democratic Governance in a Multi-Level Europe (2004-2008), Research Group 5: Social Capital as Catalyst of Civic Engagement and Quality of Governance, Sixth Framework Programme of Research. She has worked on numerous projects with civil society organisations in the region of South East Europe. Currently, she is especially active in researching and promoting the importance of media literacy and the need for media education in Slovenia and EU. She published several highly ranked scientific works on in the field of the EU level civil society, civic engagement, civic experts, political participation, media literacy and media education. Her research focus includes following topics: European active citizenship and global/European/transnational civil society, (media) construction of reality, media literacy.