Majda Hrženjak, PhD


Neoliberalism sees economic growth and technological innovations as the only means of social progress. It overlooks that in last century important social innovations were inspired by civil society movements for equality like feminism, antiracism, fight for human rights, movements for the rights of gays and lesbians and people with disabilities.
– Majda Hrženjak on the progressiveness of equality

PhD, sociologist, is acting as a research fellow, coordinator and manager of national and international projects at the Peace Institute. Her current research topics are social policies, gender studies and cultural studies. She is the author of two books: Invisible Work (2007), and Symbolic. The Selected Chapters from French Structuralism (2002), and the editor of Making her Up: Women’s Magazines in Slovenia (2002). She has published extensively on discursive analysis, cultural education, gender and social politics related to employment and care work.



  • Hrženjak, Majda, Jalušuč, Vlasta. Vrata niso baš odprta: (treba da jih gurneš pa da se otvaraju): perspektive v reševanju kompleksnih neenakosti. Ljubljana: Mirovni inštitut, 2011.
  • Hrženjak, Majda (ur.). Politics of care, (Book series Politike symposion). 1st ed. Ljubjana: Peace Institute, Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies, 2011.
  • Hrženjak, M. (2007) Nevidno delo. Ljubljana: Politike.
  • Hrženjak, M. (ur.) (2002) Njena (re)kreacija. Ljubljana: Mediawatch.
  • Hrženjak, M. (2002) Simbolno: izbrana poglavja iz francoskega strukturalizma. Ljubljana: Študentska založba.

Book chapters

  • Hrženjak, Majda. The regulation of paid domestic work : a win-win situation or a reproduction of social inequalities?. V: Dahl, Hanne Marlene (ur.), Keränen, Marja (ur.), Kovalainen, Anne (ed.). Europeanization, care and gender : global complexities. Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011, str. 59-74.
  • Hrženjak, Majda. Revival of informal paid care work in Eastern European countries. V: Jäppinen, Maija (ur.), Kulmala, Meri (ur.), Saarinen, Aino (ed.). Gazing at welfare, gender and agency in post-socialist countries. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011, str. 302-319.
  • Hrženjak, Majda, Humer, Živa. Infomal care work market from the perspective of local care workers. V: Hrženjak, Majda (ur.). Politics of care, (Book series Politike symposion). 1st ed. Ljubjana: Peace Institute, Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies, 2011, str. 99-119.

Original scientific articles

  • Hrženjak, M. (2014): Globalization of care and situation of Slovenian care workers in Italy. Two Homelands 2014/40: 57-71.
  • Elli Scambor, Nadja Bergmann, Katarzyna Wojnicka, Sophia Belghiti-Mahut, Jeff Hearn, Øystein Gullvag Holter, Marc Gartner, Majda Hrženjak, Christian Scambor, and Alan White (forthcoming): Men and Gender Equality: European Insights. Men and Masculinities, 2014, Vol. 17(5) 552-577.
  • Hrženjak, Majda. Hierarchisation and Segmentation of Informal Care Markets in Slovenia. Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society (forthcoming).
  • Hrženjak, Majda. (Neformalno) skrbstveno delo in družbene neenakosti. Teor. praksa, 2010, letn. 47, št. 1, str. 156-171.

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