Assist. prof. Damjan Mandelc is a sociologist, professor and researcher at Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. His fields of research include sociology of nation and nationalism, sociology of globalization, European integration processes, minorities, new social movements and civic education. He is member of research think-tank on Problems of autonomy and identity in era of globalization, member of Association for studies of nationalities, Association for the study of ethnicity and nationalism, and Slovene sociological association. He is involved in civil society, humanitarian work and political process in Slovenia and abroad.