Aurelia Talvela
Aurelia is a Master in Media Studies student at Concordia University. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in French linguistics and minored in Cultural History at the University of Turku in Finland. Her research focuses on the representation of Arabs and Muslims in Western political discourse perpetrated through Islamophobia and Orientalism looking at rhetoric and policy, specifically.

Previously, she worked in a research group that produced a report called Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Press Coverage, which was presented at the EU as well as in events related to the ethics of journalism. Aurelia has a multi-cultural background having grown up, worked and studied in several countries.

  • Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Press CoverageA comparative content analysis of texts published in Helsingin Sanomat and Aamulehti (FI), The Guardian and The Times (UK) and Le Soir and De Morgen (BE) newspapers in the time period from 1 January to 31 January 2016