Dr. Peter Stanković (1970) completed his MA in sociology at the Central European University in Prague (1995) and his PhD at the University of Ljubljana (1999). He works as professor at Department of Cultural Studies, University of Ljubljana. Previously, he has also lectured at the University of Primorska, Slovenia; Alpen-Adria Universität in Klagenfurt, Austria; Universität Wien, Austria; Sveučilište u Rijeci, Croatia; and Karl-Franzens-Universität in Graz, Austria.
Currently, he is a coordinator of the Cultural and Religious Studies graduate programme and Cultural Studies PhD programme, an associate editor of Teorija in praksa journal, and member of Ekran editorial board. He is also a researcher at Centre for Cultural and Religious Studies. At the Faculty of Social Sciences, he held several organizational positions: inter alia, he was Coordinator of the Faculty Commission for Undergraduate Studies, and has chaired the Department of Cultural Studies twice. In the period between 2010-2013, he was the PI of Slovenian team within the Popular Music Heritage, Cultural Memory, and Cultural Identity HERA project.
He specializes in cultural studies, film studies, popular music studies and identity politics. His recent publications include a monograph on the history of Slovenian cinematography and articles on popular music heritage, food as a medium of cultural exchange, and mechanisms of symbolic exclusion of immigrants from the other former Yugoslav republics in Slovenia. During 2011-2014 he also worked as a reviewer of ERC project proposals at the European Science Foundation in Brussels.
As mentor and co-mentor he has supervised more than 160 BA theses, 25 MA theses and 2 PhD theses, some of which have been honoured by faculty or university awards.
In 2016 he received faculty award for outstanding pedagogical achievements. In 2017 he was member of jury at Festival of Slovenian Films in Portorož.
. Zgodovina slovenskega celovečernega igranega filma. 1, Slovenski klasični film (1931-1988)/ History of Slovenian Feature Film 1: Slovenian Classical Film (1931-1988). Ljubljana: Fakulteta za družbene vede, 2013. 739 pp., illustr.
. When alternative ends up as mainstream: Slovene popular music as cultural heritage. IJHS. International journal of heritage studies, ISSN 1352-7258, 2014, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 297-315.
. Culinary practices in Nove Fužine: food and processes of cultural exchange in a Slovenian multi-ethnic neighbourhood. Food, culture, & society, Sep. 2011, vol. 14, iss. 3, pp. 353-374.
. Toward a Slovene cultural studies«. Cult. studies., Sep. 2010, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 613-636.
. HipHop in Slowenien: gibt es Muster lokaler Aneignung eines globalen Genres? In: Bock, Karin et al. (eds.), HipHop meets Academia: globale Spuren eines lokalen Kulturphänomens, (Studien zur Popularmusik). Bielefeld: Transcript, cop. 2007, str. 89-103.
. Sport, nationalism and the shifting meanings of soccer in Slovenia. European journal of cultural studies, May 2004, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 237-253.