Centre for Educational Policy Studies
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education

Manja Klemenčič

Personal website: http://scholar.harvard.edu/manja_klemencic

Manja Klemenčič is employed as Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University (from 2013 to 2016). Trained as a political scientist (and drawing from political sociology and social anthropology), her research is in  the area of Higher Education Studies with specific interest in the intersection between student experience and engagement and university governance, and student political behaviour and organising. She has also researched institutional differentiation and profiling, conditions of academic work and academic inbreeding, higher education internationalisation and democratic citizenship education. In terms of regional expertise, Manja's empirical work has been on Europe, Western Balkans specifically and transatlantic comparisons.  She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Student Power in Europe and co-editing a volume on Student engagement in Europe: society, higher education and student governance. Her forthcoming research project is on new phenomenology of student experience.

She did her undergraduate studies in Economics at University of Maribor, Slovenia. She holds M.Phil in European Studies and PhD in International Studies from  University of Cambridge (Corpus Christi College). During her PhD studies she was a Fulbright Visiting Fellow at Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and UACES Fellow at Center for European Policy Studies in Brussels. Her postdoctoral work was at Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard, Center for International Higher Education at Boston College, Center for Social Science Research in Berlin (WZB) and Harvard Graduate School of Education. In 2010, she joined research project group led by Professor Pavel Zgaga at Centre of Educational Policy Studies working on a project 'Differentiation, Equity, Productivity: the social and economic consequences of expanded and differentiated higher education systems – internationalization aspects' (DEP-08-EuroHESC-OP-016), accepted by European Science Foundation and funded by the Slovenian Research Agency.

Manja acts as Associate Editor of European Journal of Higher Education and will continue as Editor-in-Chief in 2014. She is a member of Editorial Board of Journal of Higher Education and Finance and member of International Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Student Affairs in Africa. She also serves as a member of the Board of Governors of the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER). From 1998 to 2001, she served as Secretary General of of the European Students' Union (ESU).



Forthcoming in 2014. KLEMENČIČ, Manja, BERGAN, Sjur, PRIMOŽIČ, Rok (eds.) Student engagement in Europe: society, higher education and student governance. In Council of Europe Higher Education Series

Forthcoming in 2014. BRANKOVIĆ, Jelena, KLEMENČIČ, Manja, LAZETIĆ, Predrag, ZGAGA, Pavel (eds.). Global Challenges, Local Responses in Higher Education. The contemporary issues in national and comparative perspective. Sense Publishers

ZGAGA, Pavel, KLEMENČIČ, Manja, KOMLJENOVIČ, Janja, MIKLAVIČ, Klemen, REPAC, Igor, JAKAČIĆ, Vedran. Higher education in the Western Balkans: Reforms, developments, trends. Key findings from field research. Ljubljana: Centre for Educational Policy Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana. June 2013.


Download my articles via http://harvard.academia.edu/ManjaKlemen%C4%8Di%C4%8D/Papers

and http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Manja_Klemencic/

Forthcoming in 2014. KLEMENČIČ, Manja (Guest Editor). Investigating students as a political agency in higher education. In Special Issue 'Student power in a global perspective’. Studies in Higher Education April 2014

Forthcoming in 2014. LUESCHER-MAMASHELA, Thierry, KLEMENČIČ, Manja, OTIENO JOWIE, James (eds.) Student representation in higher education governance in Africa. Journal of Student Affairs in Africa

KLEMENČIČ, Manja, BRENNAN John. Institutional research in a European context: a forward look. In Special Issue on The Past, Present and Future of Higher Education Research: Between Scholarship and Policy Making. European Journal of Higher Education. 3 (3) 2013, pp. 265-279

KLEMENČIČ, Manja, ZGAGA, Pavel. Internationalisation at the European periphery and academics’ geographic preferences for partnership: focus on the Western Balkans. In Weaving the future of global partnerships: A conversation starter for the EAIE 2013 Annual Conference. Amsterdam: European Association for International Education

KLEMENČIČ, Manja . The effects of Europeanisation on institutional diversification in the Western Balkans. In ZGAGA, Pavel, TEICHLER, Ulrich and BRENNAN, John (eds.). The globalisation challenge for European Higher Education: Convergence and diversity, centres and peripheries, Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 117-138  

KLEMENČIČ, Manja (Guest Editor). Student Representation in Western Europe: introduction to the special issue. In Special Issue 'Student representation in Western Europe'. European Journal of Higher Education. Issue 2(1) 2012, pp. 2-19

KLEMENČIČ, Manja . How ESIB-The National Unions of Students in Europe got into the Bologna Process. In Ivosević, V., Päll, A. and M. Vukasović (2012) ESU turns 30! Fighting for student rights since 1982. Brussels: European Students’ Union, pp. 17-28. http://www.academia.edu/2052001/2012_How_ESIB-The_National_Unions_of_Students_in_Europe_got_into_the_Bologna_Process

KLEMENČIČ, Manja . The changing conceptions of student participation in HE governance in the EHEA. In  Adrian Curaj, Sir Peter Scott, Lazăr Vlasceanu, Lesley Wilson  (eds.) European Higher Education at the crossroads – Between the Bologna Process and national reforms. Heidelberg: Springer, 2012

KLEMENČIČ, Manja, KOMLJENOVIČ Janja. The road to differentiation in Slovenia. International Higher Education, 2011, no. 64, pp. 26-27

KLEMENČIČ, Manja . Student representation in European higher education governance: principles and practice, roles and benefits. In Eva Egron-Polak, Jürgen Kohler, Sjur Bergan and Lewis Purser (eds.) Leadership and Governance in Higher Education. Handbook for Decision-makers and Administrators. Berlin: RAABE Academic Publishers, 2011, pp. 1-26

KLEMENČIČ, Manja . Higher Education for Democratic Citizenship. In Froment, Eric; Kohler, Jürgen, Purser, Lewis, and Wilson, Lesley (eds.) EUA Bologna Handbook. Making Bologna Work. Berlin: RAABE Academic Publishers, 2010, pp. 1-26  

KLEMENČIČ, Manja . Bildung zur demokratischen Bürgergesellschaftlichkeit im Hochschulstudium. In Benz, W., Kohler, J. and Landfried, K. (eds.) Handbuch Qualität in Studium und Lehre. Berlin: RAABE Academic Publishers, 2010, pp. 1-28

KLEMENČIČ, Manja. Svet EU. V Sabina Kajnč and Damjan Lajh (ur.) Evropska Unija of A do Ž. Ljubljana: Uradni list Reublike Slovenije. 2009

KLEMENČIČ, Manja. Izobraževanje in usposabljanje. V Sabina Kajnč and Damjan Lajh (ur.) Evropska Unija of A do Ž. Ljubljana: Uradni list Reublike Slovenije. 2009

KLEMENČIČ, Manja. Varna igra odlične učenke v EU: uvod v prvo slovensko predsedovanje Svetu EU, januar - junij 2008, (Študije in raziskave, 61). Paris: Notre Europe, 2008. 27 pp: http://www.notre-europe.eu/media/etud61-mklemencic-slovenianpresidency-si.pdf?pdf=ok

KLEMENČIČ, Manja, FRIED, Jochen. Demographic challenges and the future of higher education. International Higher Education, Number 47, Spring 2007

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