Mitja Sardoč

Visiting Fellow
Mitja Sardoč (PhD) is a senior research associate at the Educational Research Institute in Ljubljana (Slovenia). His research interests and expertise include philosophy of education, political philosophy and education policy. Over the last two decades he has been member of several (national and international) research projects on multiculturalism, diversity, equality of opportunity, patriotism, citizenship education etc. During the last few years, his research interest has moved to some of the conceptual and policy-oriented issues associated with radicalization, violent extremism and conflicting diversity. Between 2018–2021, he is carrying out a research project 'Radicalisation and Violent Extremism: Philosophical, Sociological and Educational Perspective(s)' funded by the Slovenian Research Agency as part of its ‘basic research projects’ program (the most selective research funding scheme for basic research in Slovenia). He is author of more than 40 scholarly articles and editor of a number of journal special issues on radicalisation and violent extremism, citizenship education, multiculturalism, toleration, the American Dream, equality of opportunity, and patriotism. He acted as an expert for various research initiatives including the Organization for Co-operation and Security in Europe (OSCE), the Council of Europe and the Slovene Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He also carried out consultancy work for other international institutions (e.g. Cardiff University, ODIHR etc.). He is Managing Editor of Theory and Research in Education ( and Editor-in-Chief of The Handbook of Patriotism that is to be published by Springer in 2019 and of The Palgrave Handbook of Toleration to be published by PalgraveMacmillan in 2020. Additional information (including publications) are available at the website:

Research topics: Radicalization, violent extremism, multiculturalism, toleration, patriotism