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Petre Breazu

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences


Phone: +46 19 301027

Room: F3106

Petre Breazu

Research subject

Research environments

About Petre Breazu

My research focuses on discourse and racism. I particularly examine racism toward the Roma or Romaphobia and how it becomes multimodally recontextualised in the written press, televison news and in social media. I work with Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis as well as other qualitative research methods.



  • (Multimodal) Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Semiotics
  • Visual Communication/Visual Analysis
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Pragmatics


Articles in journals |  Conference papers |  Doctoral theses, monographs | 

Articles in journals

Breazu, P. & Machin, D. (2019). Racism toward the Roma through the affordances of Facebook: bonding, laughter and spite. Discourse & Society, 30 (4), 376-394.

Conference papers

Eriksson, G. & Breazu, P. (2018). Imagining the Romanies: A study on the multimodal representation of the Roma in Romanian media. Paper presented at International Communication Association (ICA 2018), Pre-conference: Examining the Construction of Roma Identity, Voice, and Representation, Prague, Czech Republic, May 24-28, 2018.
Breazu, P. (2018). Re-contextualizing Modern Slavery: Old Problems in the New World. Paper presented at 2nd International Forum on Modern Slavery, sponsored by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Church of England, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 5-7, 2018.
Breazu, P. (2017). Representing the Romanies in Romanian and Bulgarian Media: A comparative study. Paper presented at 2017 Annual Meeting of the Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Romani Studies, GLS, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, August 30 - September 1, 2017.
Breazu, P. (2017). The Romanian press coverage of camp evictions and deportations of Roma migrants from France. Paper presented at 5th Annual Roma Conference, Culture Beyond Borders: The Roma Contribution, Harvard University, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA, April 9-10, 2017.
Breazu, P. & Bouvier, G. (2016). The Media and Public Knowledge about Modern Slavery. Paper presented at 1st International Forum on Modern Slavery, Istanbul, Turkey, February 6-7, 2016.
Breazu, P. (2015). Roma, the Stumbling Block for Romania’s Successful Integration into the EU?: Discursive Constructions of the Roma in Romanian Newspapers. In: 2015 Gypsy Lore Society Annual Meeting and Conference on Romani Studies Abstracts. Paper presented at 2015 Annual Meeting of The Gypsy Lore Society and Conference on Romani studies, GLS Conference on Romani Studies, The Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova, September 10-12, 2015. The Gypsy Lore Society.

Doctoral theses, monographs

Breazu, P. (2020). Representing the Roma in Romanian Media: A Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis. (Doctoral dissertation). Örebro: Örebro University.