I am Professor of Sociology, Jean Monnet Chair and Fellow of Regional Studies Association, with research interest in sociological theory, innovations and technology in regional development. I engage in interdisciplinary research, often linking academia, businesses and civil society.
FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
2016 - 2019
Jean Monnet Chair Cultural Political Economy of Europe2020
Fellow of Regional Studies Association
Gosar award for outstanding achievements in research fundraising
Marie Curie PhD fellowship, Aalborg University
1999 - 2003
PhD fellowship, Slovenian Research Agency, at University of Ljubljana
Higher Education & Research
Working in academia since 1999, with visiting positions in United Kingdom, USA, Russia, Germany, Ireland and Lebanon.
Director General for Higher Education and Science (2012-2013)
Working as consultant to Council of Europe, national and transnational foundations, and administrations on local, regional and national level