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Oscar Wilde
Department of Sociology

Prof. Dr. Roman Kuhar

Roman Kuhar is a sociologist, professor and researcher.

Prof. dr. Roman Kuhar, born in June 1973, holds a PhD in Sociology. He completed his studies at Faculty of Social Sciences in November 1998. He received his Master degree from the same faculty in April 2002 and his PhD in June 2005 with the dissertation "Intimate Citizenship: Private Choices, Public Policies and Everyday Life of Gays and Lesbians".

From 1993 to 2000 he worked as a journalist at Radio Slovenia. Between 1998 and 2001 he worked as a volunteer at the Society for Nonviolent Communication. From 2000 to 2009, he was employed at the Peace Institute as a researcher and co-editor of the Intolerance Monitoring Group Report. During his research position at the Peace Institute, he has participated in a number of European research projects related to gender equality, discrimination, homophobia, citizenship and human rights, including Intimate Citizenship (The Rights to have Rights: Implementing Active Citizenship), Quing (Equality and Gender + Equality Policies) in Citizens in Diversity: A Four-Nation Study on Homophobia and Fundamental Rights. He cooperated with the Peace Institute until 2014, when he became the head of the research program “Problems of Autonomy and Identities in the Time of Globalization” at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, which he coordinated until 2019.

Between 2005 and 2008, he was a guest lecturer at the European Master’s Degree Program in Human Rights and Democratization at the European Inter-University Center for Human Rights and Democratization in Venice. Between 2007 and 2015, he was the editor of the LGBT-journal Narobe. In 2008, he authored a national report for the European Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) on social situation regarding homophobia and discrimination based on sexual orientation in EU member states. Between 2011 and 2014, he was also a board member of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). In addition, he was a visiting researcher and guest lecturer at the University of Zagreb (Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts), the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA, Institute of Sociology, Center for Social Sciences) and the Free University of Brussels (ULB, Faculté de Philosophie et Sciences sociales, L'Institute of Sociology).

Since 2004, he has been working with the Department of Sociology of the Faculty of Arts, where he has been employed since 2009. Since 2007 he has been organizing a summer student symposium in Grožnjan in cooperation with the Faculty of Arts in Zagreb and the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana.

In 1998, he received the Faculty Prešeren Award for his BA thesis, which was later published as a book “Mi, drugi” (We, the Others) (Škuc-Lambda, 2001). In 2018, the Council for European Studies - Gender and Sexuality Research Network awarded him the Best Article Award for the article Trans * citizenship and postsocialist societies (published in co-authorship with S. Monroe and J. Takács in Critical Social Policy). In the same year, he also received the Slovenian Research Agency’s Excellence in Science Award for his book Anti-gender campaigns in Europe (co-edited with David Paternotte).

Roman Kuhar is the author of a number of scientific articles and monographs, including Media Representations of Homosexuality (MediaWatch, 2003), At the Crossroads of Discrimination (Peace Institute, 2009), co-author (with A. Švab) of the monograph Unbearable Comfort of Privacy (Peace Institute, 2005) and co-editor (with J. Takács) of the collections “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 the Anti-gender campaigns in Europe: Mobilizing against equality (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017, French translation 2018).

Roman Kuhar is a member of the Slovenian Sociological Association and currently its vice-president, assistant editor at Social Politics (Oxford Journals) and member of the Journal of LGBT youth, European Journal of Politics and Gender, Družboslovne razprave and Socialno delo. In the years 2013-2017 he was the head of the Department of Sociology at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, and between 2017-2021 he has been the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ljubljana.

Latest articles:

KUHAR, Roman, ŠVAB, Alenka. 2019. Nasilje nad lezbijkami in geji v Sloveniji: primerjava podatkov iz raziskav 2003-2004 in 2014-2015. Časopis za kritiko znanosti, ISSN 0351-4285, letn. 47, št. 275, str. 11-29.

KUHAR, Roman, PAJNIK, Mojca. 2019. Negotiating professional identities: male sex workers in Slovenia and the impact of online technologies. Sexuality research & social policy, ISSN 1553-6610, vol. 16, no. 2, str. 227-238.

KUHAR, Roman, PATERNOTTE, David. 2018. Disentangling and locating the "Global Right": anti-gender campaigns in Europe. Politics and governance, ISSN 2183-2463, vol. 6, no. 3, str. 6-19.

KUHAR, Roman, MONRO, Surya, JUDIT, Takács. 2017. Trans* citizenship in postsocialist societies. Critical social policy, ISSN 1461-703X, str. 99-120.

Selected books:

KUHAR, Roman (ur). 2019. Identitete na presečišču kriz. Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete.

BERNIK, Ivan, KOGOVŠEK, Tina, KUHAR, Roman, ŠVAB, Alenka. 2018. Intimni življenjski stili študentov in študentk v Sloveniji. Ljubljana: Založba FDV.

KUHAR, Roman, PATERNOTTE, David (ur.). 2017. Anti-gender campaigns in Europe: mobilizing against equality. London; New York: Rowman & Littlefield International. (Prevod v francoščino: Campagnes anti-genre en Europe: des mobilisations contre l'égalité. Lyon: Presses Universitaires de Lyon, 2018)

KUHAR, Roman. 2010. Intimno državljanstvo. Ljubljana: Škuc.

KUHAR, Roman. 2009. Na križiščih diskriminacije: večplastna in intersekcijska diskriminacija. Ljubljana: Mirovni inštitut.

KUHAR, Roman, TAKÁCS, Judit (ur.). 2007. Beyond the pink curtain: everyday life of LGBT people in Eastern Europe. Ljubljana: Peace Institute.

ŠVAB, Alenka, KUHAR, Roman. 2005. Neznosno udobje zasebnosti: vsakdanje življenje gejev in lezbijk. Ljubljana: Mirovni inštitut.


Full bibliography is available here.

Compulsory Courses

Elective Courses



09. 11. - 11. 11. 2023
Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts

26th Neolithic Seminar 'Eurasian Neolithics: How Cultures and Societies Evolve and Why It Matters'

27. 02. 2023
Faculty of Arts

Online presentation of University of Ljubljana for prospective international students

13. 10. 2022
Administrative Office for Doctoral Study, Faculty of Arts

EUTOPIA Citizen Science Clinics

15. 09. 2022
Administrative Office for Undergraduate Study Programme, Faculty of Arts

Reception for International Students at the Faculty of Arts and at the University of Ljubljana (two separate events)

22. 02. 2022
Faculty of Arts

Online sessions for prospective international students, 22 February 2022 at 1.15 pm (CET)