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 currently teaches ‘Communication Science’, ‘Corporate Communication and Public Relations’, 'Analysis of Media Institutions' at the Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles (USL-B). At the USL-B, he is associated with Engage: Research Centre for Publicness in Contemporary Communication.
Jan Zienkowski also works as a post-doctaral researcher at the ILC (Institut Langage et Communication / UCLouvain) / Social Media Lab. Here, he works on a methodology for analysing the sequential unfolding of debates and controversies on online forums in an interdisciplinary environment.
Jan Zienkowski has organised various DiscourseNet events and is a member of the DiscourseNet Board. He is also an associated researcher of DESIRE (Centre for Democracy, Signification and Resistance).