Keynote Speaker

Prof. Michal Krzyzanowski

Uppsala University

‘The New Normal’, COVID-19, and the Recontextualisation of Crisis: Discursive Shifts in European (Right-Wing) Populist Imagination


This presentation connects the recently prevalent discourse of ‘the new normal’ – initiated and widely used in Europe and elsewhere the context of the COVID-19 pandemic – with long term pre-existent national and transnational imaginaries deployed across European public spheres by (right-wing) populist – or far right – political actors. Read More

Biographical note

Professor Michał Krzyżanowski holds the Chair in Media and Communication Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden, where he is currently also Deputy Head and Associate Head (Research) at the Uppsala University School/Department of Informatics and Media. Read More