Roman Kuhar

Roman Kuhar is a Full Professor at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, and teaches courses on gender, sexuality, popular culture and everyday life. He holds a PhD in sociology and is currently the dean of the Faculty of Arts and the head of the research programme The Problems of Autonomy and Identity in the Times of Globalization at the Department of Sociology.

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 has been 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 Fundament 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 of the European Institute for Gender Equality from 2011 to 2014.

His work has been published in numerous academic journals, including Critical Social Policy (Sage Journals, 2017), Journal of Homosexuality (Routledge, 2017) and Women’s studies international forum (Elsevier, 2015). He is the author of several books, among others Media Construction of Homosexuality (2003), At the Crossroad of Discrimination (2009), Intimate Citizenship (2010), co-author (with A. Švab) of The Unbearable Comfort of Privacy (2006) and co-editor (with J. Takács) of Beyond The Pink Curtain: Everyday life of LGBT people in Eastern Europe (2007) and Doing Families: Gay and Lesbian Family Practices (2011). He is also the co-editor (with D. Paternotte) of Anti-gender Campaigns in Europe: mobilizing against equality (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017).