Mojca Pajnik is research advisor at the Peace Institute, Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies in Ljubljana and lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. She is the author of Prostitution and Human Trafficking: Gender, Labour and Migration Aspects (PI, 2008), co-editor of Contesting Integration, Engendering Migration: Theory and Practice (with F. Anthias, Palgrave, 2014), Racism: Cut Up World (with E. Valenčič, Journal for the Critique of Science, 2015).
She has published widely on the topics of migration, gender (in)equality, prostitution, sex work, in book collections and in international journals such as International Feminist Journal of Politics, Gender, Place & Culture, Gender, Technology and Development, Journal for Ethnic and Migration Studies, International Migration etc. She is member of editorial board of Journal of Alternative and Community Media, Migracijske i etničke teme (Migration and Ethnic Themes) and Družboslovne razprave.
She has worked on numerous international projects, among them MIG@NET, Transnational Digital Networks, Migration and Gender (EC, 7th Framework programme, 2010–2013), Towards the Establishment and Monitoring of International Indexes on Trafficking in Human Beings (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of RS, 2007), In-Depth Applied Research to Better Understand the Demand Side of Trafficking in Persons, (International Organization for Migration, 2006).
Currently she coordinates Gender Differentiation in Media Industry (Slovenian Research Agency, 2016–2018). Mojca was awarded for scientific excellency from the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana in 2014. She is member of COST action ProsPol: Comparing European Prostitution Policies: Understanding Scales and Cultures of Governance (2013–2017).