Nadja Furlan Štante, PhD Professor

Principal Research Associate
Phone: +386 5 663 77 00

Research Areas:

  • Religious studies
  • Religious feminism
  • (Christian) feminist theology
  • Eco-feminism
  • Religion and ecology
  • African indigenous religions
  • Interreligious dialogue
  • Comparative religious studies

Biography:

Nadja Furlan Štante received her B.A. degree (2000) in Theology, M.A. (2003) and PhD degree (2005) in Women’s religious studies, at Faculty of Theology (University of Ljubljana) with a thesis on »The Influence of Gender Stereotypes on Violence in the System of State and the Catholic Church«. Nadja Furlan Štante is a member of the Institute for Philosophical Studies and director’s adviser.
Previously, she was employed as a young researcher at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Ljubljana. In 2008, she got employed at the University of Primorska, Science and Research Centre (UP ZRS), as a leader of a postdoctoral project. She received a Fullbright research grant (Fulbright Visiting Scholar) for the 2008-09 academic year at University of Berkeley, CA.
In addition to her research work, she was (is) occasionally involved in pedagogical work: first at UP FHŠ (Faculty of Humanities, University of Primorska), where she was a member (2009-2013) and Deputy Head of the Department of Philosophy (2012-2013); at the Pedagogical Faculty, University of Primorska (doctoral program – Level III – 2013-2014); and as guest and invited lecturer at various Universities and Faculties (Faculty of Fine Arts and Faculty of Social Sciences (2013-2014) of the University of Ljubljana (2013-2014), ISH (Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis) AlmaMater (from 2016) and Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Maribor (2016-2019). She was a member of two University commissions: the Commission for International Cooperation of the University of Primorska (2012-2014) and the Commission for Scientific Research and Development Work at the University of Primorska (2014-2016). Since 2010 she is a member of the permanent expert body of the Scientific Research Council for Humanities (national coordinator for theology) at ARRS (Slovenian National Research Agency). She is also a member of the Expert Body at the MIZŠ RS (Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia): Commission for Women in Science – renamed to Commission for Equal Opportunities in the Field of Science.
Nadja Furlan Štante has published several scientific monographs and articles, which altogether encompass approximately 200 units.
In addition to Fulbright’s scholarship (Fulbright Visiting Scholar, University of Berkeley, CA in 2008-2009, she also gain the National Award – Excellence in Science 2013 – Humanities – Theology.