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Research Areas:

  • Ethnic studies
  • Intercultural studies
  • Migrations
  • Vulnerable social groups
  • Sociology of family
  • Sociology of everyday life


Mateja Sedmak, PhD in Sociology, is Principal Research Associate and the Head of the Institute for Social Sciences at the Science and Research Centre Koper. Her research interests include ethnic and intercultural studies, migration, management of cultural diversity, and topics in sociology of everyday life and sociology of the family. She is the Head of the Section for Intercultural Studies at Slovenian Sociological Society (SSD) and was also a member of the SSD Presidium from 2014-2017. She is the editor of the journal Annales – Series Historia et Sociologia (SI) and member of the editorial boards of: Social Science Discussions (SI), Italian Sociological Review (IT) and Demography (SR). Between 2003 and 2016 she was a lecturer at the University of Primorska (Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Tourism Studies and Kinesiology). Between 2000 and 2013 she headed the Center for Public Opinion Research at ZRS Koper. She was a member of the Senate of the University of Primorska (2003-2007 and 2013-2016) and the Senate of the Faculty of Humanities. She was a member (2004-2011) of the Commission for the Promotion of the Role of Women in Science at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. Since 2017 she has been the President of Scientific Council of ZRS Koper. Since 2016 she has also been a member of the Council for Social Sciences at ARRS and since its establishment in 2020 she has been a member of the Council of Social Science Data Archive and since the same year she has also been a member of Ethics Commission of the Koper Science and Research Center. She presented her work at scientific conferences and meetings in European countries as well as in the United States, in institutions such as the University of Oxford, South Bank University, Columbia University, University of Copenhagen, University Bielsko-Biala, University of Vienna, University of Estoril, University of Barcelona, University of Belgrade, University of Sarajevo and others. She is the leader of many national and international projects, including the MiCREATE project – Migrant Children and Communities and A Transforming Europe, funded by the Research and Innovation Grant Scheme, Horizon 2020 program.

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