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Roman Kuhar

Function: Researcher

Roman.jpgBorn in June 1973. He graduated at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences in November 1998. His thesis was awarded Student’s Prešern Award and later rewritten and published as a book “We, the others” (Škuc, 2001). He received his MA degree in April 2002 from the same faculty. In June 2005 he defended his PhD thesis “Intimate Citizenship: Personal Choices, Public Policies and Everyday Life of Gays and Lesbians He worked as a journalist at the Radio Slovenia from 1993 to 2000. From 1998 to 2001 he also worked as a volunteer for Association against Violent Communication. He has been working for the Peace Institute since 2000 as a researcher and co-editor of the annual Intolerance Monitor Report.
Since 2004 he is also a lecturer in gay and lesbian studies and sociology of families at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. Since 2007 he is an editor of the GLBT magazine Narobe (Wrong).
Research themes:
Gay and lesbian studies, queer, sociology of families, intolerance, sexism, media studies, studies on masculinities.
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Tel.: +386 1 234 7720, 234 7729
  • Mi, drugi (oblikovanje in razkritje homoseksualne identitete) [We, the Others (Formation and Disclosure of Homosexual Identity)], 2001, ŠKUC, Ljubljana.
  • Media Representations of Homosexuality (Analysis of Slovenian print media, 1970-2000), 2003, MediaWatch, Ljubljana.
  • The Unbearable Comfort of Privacy, 2005, Politike, Mirovni inštitut, Ljubljana (with Alenka Švab)
  • Beyond the Pink Curtain: Everyday Life of LGBT people in Eastern Europe, 2007, Politike Symposion, Peace Institute, Ljubljana (co-editor Judit Tákacs).
  • The Gays’ And Lesbians’ Rights in an Enlarged European Union (poglavje “The impracticability of active citizenship beyond the closet in Slovenia”), 2005, L’Université de Bruxelles, (ur. Anne Weyembergh in Sinziana Carstocea), pp. 147-168.
  • Democratic Transition in Slovenia: Value Transformation, Education, Media (chapter “Homosexuality as a Litmus Test of Democracy and Post-Modern Value Orientations”), 2005, Texas A&M University Press (ur. Sabrina P. Ramet and Danica Fink-Hafner), pp. 233-258.
  • Homofobija: kultura strahu pred homoseksualnostjo.[Homophobia: The Culture of Fear of Homosexuality] Teorija in praksa, 2006, vol 43, št. 3/4, pp. 540-556.
  • Prava poroka? (Poglavje: Hoč'va ohcet: O nezadostnosti registriranega partnerstva) [True Marriage? [Chapter: We Wanna Get Married: On Insufficiency of Registered Partnership], 2006, Krt (ed. Zdravko Kobe in Igor Pribac), pp. 107-134. 
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