Lecturers and Assistants
Petra Kleindienst, Ph.D.
Contact hours: By agreement
Research field: law, sociology
Lecturer at subjects:
1st-cycle undergraduate study – Dynamics of Contemporary Society, Challenges of Contemporary Society, Social Security Law, European Integration
2nd-cycle master’s study – Socio-Legal Aspects of Social Security Systems
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Petra Kleindienst is vice-dean for study and student affairs and associate professor at the School of Advanced Social Studies. In 2018, she obtained her PhD degree in sociology with a thesis titled “The Role of Educational System for the Development of Democratic Political Culture”. In 2014, she finished the post-graduate programme of law at the European Faculty of Law with a thesis titled: “Human Dignity as a Base of the Democratic System”. She was a trainee at the General Secretariat of the Republic of Slovenia and Center for Social Work. She has acquired a good knowledge of the present institutional framework of the European Union, the historical development of European integration and case-law of the European Union. In 2011, she obtained the Jean Monnet Module Certificate. In the last few years, she has published a number of quality scientific papers in the field of law and sociology. On the research level, her focus is especially on the topics of human dignity, political culture and educational system. She is participating in national, bilateral and international research projects as well as international scientific conferences. In 2020, she gained a postdoctoral fellowship with a project titled “Strengthening Democratic State Governed by the Rule of Law through Realization of Human Dignity in Judicial Procedures” (Slovenian Research Agency).