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Alenka Švab is associate professor of sociology at Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana and Faculty of Humanities, University of Primorska.

Research profile: sociology of families, gender studies, sexuality studies.

TEACHING

Associate professor since 2008, teaching courses on gender studies, women studies, family studies, sexuality studies at under-graduate and post-graduate level at Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and Faculty of Humanities, University of Primorska.

MEMBERSHIPS

RESEARCH PROJECTS (selected 2000 – 2008)

In progress:

1. Research project ‘Intimate Lifestyles of Students in Slovenia’. Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. (Project leader dr. Tina Kogovšek) (2008-2012).

2. Bilateral project ‘Socio-cultural and psiho-social aspects of sexual health in young people in Slovenia and Croatia: A review of research studies, 1970 – 2008’. Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. (Project leader dr. Alenka Švab) (2009-2010).

3. Bilateral project 'Youth as actor of social changes: a comparative analysis Slovenia - SerbiaMladi kot dejavnik družbenih sprememb: primerjalna analiza Slovenija – Srbija'. Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. (Project leader dr. Metka Kuhar) (2010-11).

Concluded:

3. Research project 'Sexual imperatives in the perception(s) of sexuality in young women'. Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. (Project leader dr. Alenka Švab) (2007-2008).

4. Research project ‘Internet Dating in Slovenia’, Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. (Project leaders dr. Alenka Švab, dr. Roman Kuhar). (2006-2008).

5. Policy-research project ‘Consequences of Discrimination on social and political inclusion of young people in Slovenia’. Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. Slovenian Research Agency, Government Office for Equal Opportunities, and Government Office for Growth. (Project leader dr. Alenka Švab) (2006-2008).

6. Policy project ‘Can Family Policy Influence Fertility Rates?’ Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. (Project leader dr. Alenka Švab) (2008).

7. Research project ‘Youth – actor of social change’ (UP2YOUTH), 6th framework programme. Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. (Project leader dr. Mirjana Ule) (2006-2008).

8. Applied research project 'New trends in parenting - analysis of fatherhood and proposals for improvements of family policy in this field’. Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. Ministry of Education, Science and Sport; Governmental Office for Equal Opportunities. (Project leader dr. Tanja Rener). (2004-2007).

9. Policy project 'Analysis of fatherhood and proposals for family policy in the field of reconciliation of work and family life'. Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. Ministry of Education, Science and Sport; Ministry of Labour, family and social affaires. (Project leader dr. Tanja Rener). (2004-2006).

10. Postdoctoral project 'Sociological Conceptual Analysis of Family Policy in Slovenia'. Ministry for education, science and sport.  (Project leader dr. Alenka Švab) (2002-2004).

11. Policy-research project 'Family and Social Contexts of Homosexual Lifestyles in Slovenia and Proposals for Policy. Ministry for education, science and sport and Ministry for Labour, Family and Social Affaires (Project leader dr. Alenka Švab) (2002-2004).

12. Research project 'Social Status of Student Families in Ljubljana'. Ljubljana Municipality. (Project leader  Alenka Švab) (2000-2001).

13. Policy analysis project 'Enhancement of the Family Support and Social Service Provision System'. Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affaires. Phare Project. (Local expert) (1999-2000).

PUBLICATIONS (selected):

Books:

SEVENHUIJSEN, Selma (ed.), ŠVAB, Alenka (ed.). Labyrinths of care: the relevance of the ethics of care perspective for Slovenian social policy, (Politike series). Ljubljana: Peace institute, Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies, 2003. 111, 117 str. ISBN 961-6455-13-3.

SEVENHUIJSEN, Selma (ur.), ŠVAB, Alenka (ur.). The heart of the matter : the contribution of the ethic of care to social policy in some new EU member states, (Edition Politike, Politike Symposion). Ljubljana: Peace Institute, Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies, 2004. 146 str. ISBN 961-6455-29-X.

ŠVAB, Alenka, KUHAR, Roman. Unbearable comfort of privacy: everyday life of gays and lesbians, (Politike edition). Ljubljana: Peace Institute, 2005.  ISBN 961-6455-38-9.

RENER, Tanja, SEDMAK, Mateja, ŠVAB, Alenka, UREK, Mojca. Le radici e le ali : la vita famigliare in Slovenia. Cassino: Qualecultura: Universita degli studi, 2005. ISBN 88-16-90106-5.

RENER, Tanja, SEDMAK, Mateja, ŠVAB, Alenka, UREK, Mojca. Družine in družinsko življenje v Sloveniji, (Families and family life in Slovenia). Koper: Univerza na Primorskem, Znanstveno-raziskovalno središče, Založba Annales: Zgodovinsko društvo za južno Primorsko, 2006. 259 str., graf. prikazi. ISBN 961-6033-86-7. ISBN 978-961-6033-86-2.

RENER, Tanja, HUMER, Živa, ŽAKELJ, Tjaša, VEZOVNIK, Andreja, ŠVAB, Alenka. Novo očetovstvo v Sloveniji (New Fatherhood in Slovenia), (Knjižna zbirka Psihologija vsakdanjega življenja). Ljubljana: Fakulteta za družbene vede, 2008. 240 str., ilustr., zvd. ISBN 978-961-235-339-1.

Original scientific articles (in English):

ŠVAB, Alenka. Slowenien : zwischen Homophobie und Privatisierung. Ost-West Gegeninf. (Graz, 1989), 2004, jg. 16, nr. 4, str. 24-29.

ŠVAB, Alenka. Public homophobia and the privatisation of homosexuality : everyday lives of gay and lesbian couples in Slovenia. Ethnologia Balkanica, 2005, vol. 9, str. 339-354.

ŠVAB, Alenka. Combining work and family life in Slovenia : an ethic of care perspective for normative policy analysis. Druš. istraž. (Zagreb), srpanj-listopad 2007, god. 16, br. 4/5, str. 965-987.

ŠVAB, Alenka. New ways of parenting : fatherhood and parenthood in lesbian families. Revija za sociologiju, 2007, vol. 38, no. 1/2, str. 43-55.

ŠVAB, Alenka, KUHAR, Roman. Researching hard-to-reach social groups : the example of gay and lesbian population in Slovenia. Druš. istraž. (Zagreb), svi.-lip. 2008, god. 17, br. 3, str. 529-552.

KUHAR, Roman, ŠVAB, Alenka. Homophobia and violence against gays and lesbians in Slovenia. Revija za sociologiju, 2008, letn. 39, no. 4, str. 267-281, tabele.

ŠVAB, Alenka. Public homophobia and the privatisation of homosexuality : everyday lives of gay and lesbian couples in Slovenia. Ethnologia Balkanica, 2005, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 339-354. Ethnologia Balkanica : journal for Southeast European anthropology : Zeitschrift für die Anthropologie Südosteuropas : journal d'anthropologie du sud-est européen. Sofia, Münster, New York: Academic Publishing House 'Marin Drinov' in Waxmann Verlag. ISSN 1111-0411.

ŠVAB, Alenka, HUMER, Živa. Two different stories? : active fathering and equal division of family labour in Slovenia. Ann, Ser. hist. sociol., 2010, letn. 20, št. 1, str. 81-90

Chapters in scientific books (in English):

ŠVAB, Alenka. Do they have a choice? : reproductive preferences among lesbians and gays in Slovenia. V: KUHAR, Roman (ed.), TAKÁCS, Judit (ed.). Beyond the pink curtain : everyday life of lgbt people in Eastern Europe, (Book series Politike symposion). 1st ed. Ljubljana: Peace Institute, 2007, pp. 217-229. ISBN 978-961-6455-45-9.

ŠVAB, Alenka. Caring about family and work : the concept of reconciliation of family and work in Slovenian family policy. In: SEVENHUIJSEN, Selma (ed.), ŠVAB, Alenka (ed.). The heart of the matter : the contribution of the ethic of care to social policy in some new EU member states, (Edition Politike, Politike Symposion). Ljubljana: Peace Institute, Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies, 2004, pp. 47-68.

ŠVAB, Alenka. Does the state really care? : conceptualisation of care in family policy in Slovenia. V: SEVENHUIJSEN, Selma (ed.), ŠVAB, Alenka (ed.). Labyrinths of care: the relevance of the ethics of care perspective for Slovenian social policy, (Politike Series). Ljubljana: Mirovni inštitut, Inštitut za sodobne družbene in politične študije, 2003, pp. 51-73.