Roman Kuhar, full prof.

  • Roman Kuhar

    +386 1 431 02 83

  • Courses

    • Sociologija vsakdanjega življenja
    • Popularne kulture
    • Uvod v gejevske in lezbične študije
    • Življenjski stili in družinske prakse
    • Sociologija spola in spolnosti
    • Kritične študije moškosti
  • Office hours

    Monday: 11.30 – 13.30, kabinet 442B

Roman Kuhar is a professor of sociology at the Department of Sociology (Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana), and teaches courses on gender, sexuality, LGBT, popular culture and everyday life. He holds a PhD in sociology and is currently the head of the Department of Sociology (2014 – 2017) and the head of its research unit.

He has been affiliated with the Peace Institute, Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies from 2000 to 2015. He worked as a researcher on numerous European research projects on gender equality, discrimination of LGBT, homophobia, citizenship and human rights, including Intimate Citizenship (The Rights to have Rights: Implementing Active Citizenship), Quing (Equality in Gender+ Equality Policies), and Citizens in Diversity: A Four-Nation Study on Homophobia and Fundamental Rights.

Between 2005 and 2008 he was a guest lecturer at the European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratization (European Inter-University Center in Venice, Italy).

In 2008 he acted as the national expert for Slovenia as part of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency report on the social situation concerning homophobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation in EU member states. He was also a member of the management board at the European Institute for Gender Equality from 2011 to 2014.

He is the author of numerous scientific articles and several books, among others Media Construction of Homosexuality (MediaWatch, 2003), At the Crossroads of Discrimination (Peace Insitute, 2009), co-author (with A. Švab) of The Unbearable Comfort of Privacy (Peace Insitute, 2005) and co-editor (with J. Takács) of Beyond The Pink Curtain: Everyday life of LGBT people in Eastern Europe (Peace Institute, 2007), Doing Families: Gay and Lesbian Family Practices (Peace Institute, 2011) and (with D. Paternotte) of Anti-gender campaigns in Europe: Mobilizing against equality (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017).

He is an associate co-editor of Social Politics and a board member of Journal of LGBT youth and Družboslovne razprave and vice-president of the Slovene Sociological Association.