Jan Zienkowski holds a chair in Strategic Communication at the Department of Information and Communication Science of the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He teaches courses on subjects such as international, organizational and institutional communication. He is a member of ReSIC, Centre de Recherche en Information et Communication of the ULB.
Jan has a long-standing research interest in the transdisciplinary field of discourse studies. He published Articulations of self and politics in activist discourse (Zienkowski 2017) and co-edited Imagining the peoples of Europe (Zienkowski and Breeze 2019).
His books and articles focus on issues of reflexivity, critique, discourse, politics and metapolitics and propaganda, ideology and hegemony as articulated in large-scale debates on migration, populism and neoliberalism.
Jan Zienkowski aims to re-articulate linguistic pragmatic, critical and poststructuralist approaches to signification in order to understand how human beings deal with hegemony with varying degrees of awareness. He has a background in communication sciences, international relations and linguistics.
He is an associate researcher of Engage: Research Centre for Publicness in Contemporary Communication at the Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles. He is also an associated researcher of the ILC (Institut Langage et Communication / UCLouvain) / Social Media Lab.
Jan Zienkowski has organised various DiscourseNet events and is a member of the DiscourseNet Board. He is a member of DESIRE (Centre for Democracy, Signification and Resistance).