Peter Stanković (1970) completed his MA in sociology at the Central European University in Prague (1995) and his PhD at the Universty of Ljubljana (1999). He is currently employed as Professor of Cultural Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Previously, he has also lectured at the University of Primorska, Slovenia; Alpen-Adria Universität in Klagenfurt, Austria; Universität Wien, Austria; and Sveučilište u Rijeci, Croatia.
Currently, he is also a coordinator of the Cultural and Religious Studies graduate programme and Cultural Studies PhD programme. He is an associate editor of Teorija in praksa journal and member of Ekran (the most important Slovenian film journal) magazine council. In the period between 2018 and 2022 he has been the chairman of this Council. He is also a researcher at the 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 chaired the Department of Cultural Studies twice. In 2010-2013, he was PI of the 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 two monographs on the history of Slovenian cinematography and several 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. In the period between 2011 and 2014 he also worked as a reviewer of ERC project proposals at the European Science Foundation in Brussels. In the 2021–2025 mandate he was a member of the National Advisory Board for humanities at Slovenian Research Agency.
As mentor and co-mentor he has supervised more than 180 BA theses, 50 MA theses as well as 4 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 the jury at the Slovenian Film Festival in Portorož.
. Simbolni imaginarij sodobne slovenske narodnozabavne glasbe / Siymbolic Imaginary of the Contemporary Slovenian Folk Pop Music. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za družbene vede, Založba FDV, 2021.
. Zgodovina slovenskega celovečernega igranega filma. 2, Preporod slovenskega filma (1988-2004) / History of Slovenian Feature Film 2: Revival of Slovenian Film (1988-2004). Ljubljana: Fakulteta za družbene vede, Založba FDV, 2020. 490 pages., ilustr.
. Politike popa : uvod v kulturne študije. 3., dopolnjena izd. /Politics of Pop: Introduction to Cultural studies. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za družbene vede, 2018. 250 pages., ilustr.
. Rustic obsessions : the role of Slovenian folk pop in the Slovenian national imaginary. International journal of cultural studies, ISSN 1367-8779, Nov. 2015, vol. 18, no. 6, str. 645-660.
. 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 pages., illustr.
. When alternative ends up as mainstream: Slovene popular music as cultural heritage. International journal of heritage studies, 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, no. 3, pp. 353-374.
. HipHop in Slowenien : gibt es Muster lokaler Aneignung eines globalen Genres? V: Bock, Karin et at. (ur.), HipHop meets Academia : globale Spuren eines lokalen Kulturphänomens, (Studien zur Popularmusik). Bielefeld: Transcript, cop. 2007, pp. 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.