- University of Ljubljana
- Department of Sociology, Centre for Methodology and Informatics
|Work history||- Since 2013: Researcher at Centre for Methodology and Informatics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana (Kardeljeva pl. 5, SI-1000 Ljubljana);
- 2013: Assistance with the organization of professional meeting E-zlorabe otrok: razsežnost pojava in učinkovito ukrepanje (E-child abuse: Dimension of the phenomenon and effective action), held September 25, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ljubljana; Assistance with the organization of the 5th Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA 2013), held 15-19 July, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ljubljana.
- 2012: Assistance with the organization of professional meeting Dan spletnega anketiranja (Online survey day), held November 14, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ljubljana;
Assistance with the organization of DEHEMS Second International Conference Employability of Graduates and Higher Education Management Systems, 27th and
28th September, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ljubljana.
- Since 2008: Administrator of the website www.social-informatics.org.
|Study history||2013- : PhD Student of Social Informatics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana.
2011-2013: Master of Social Informatics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana (Master’s thesis: “Empowerment in online social fields through Bourdieu’s theory of symbolic power”, Mentors: assist. prof Gregor Petrič, PhD and assist. prof. Tanja Kamin, PhD).
2007-2011: Bachelor of Social Informatics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana (Bachelor’s degree: “Scientific community of social informatics: scientific speciality analysis”, Mentors: prof. Vasja Vehovar, PhD and prof. Franc Mali, PhD).
2012, 17-23 June: International Summer School Research on Computer-Mediated Communication in
Linguistics, Ascona, Switzerland.
Empowerment as a communicative process in online health communities: A Bourdieuian perspective
This study aims to investigate and analyze empowerment process in online health communities (OHCs). The role of OHCs in empowerment process has remarkably increased in the last decade; as such communities are seen as a type of support groups that provide access to health-related information, advocacy of key health issues and possibility for people to meet their health-related needs. The research strives to demonstrate how empowerment process develops, evolves and occurs in OHCs on the basis of two main objectives: First, to develop theoretical framework for understanding complex and multidimensional process of empowerment in the context of online social spaces, such as OHCs. Second, on the basis of provided conceptual framework propose a methodological model for researching the process of empowerment in the OHCs.