Steven Saxonberg holds a Jean Monnet Chair for the project The EU from a political sociological perspective. He has been a professor at the Department of European Studies and International Relations at the Comenius University, since March, 2016. He is also currently a part-time professor at the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, Masaryk University in Brno (Czech Republic).
After receiving his PhD and associate professor’s title at Uppsala University, he has also worked at Dalarna University College in Sweden and both the Masaryk and Charles Universities in the Czech Republic. He has also been a guest researcher or guest professor at: Graz University and Innsbruck universities (Austria), the Jagellonian University and the Pedagogical University in Krakow (Poland), Czech Academy of Sciences, Slovak Academy of Science, Hamburg University and Leipzig University (Germany), Södertörn University College (Sweden), St. Anthony’s College and Nuffield College at the University of Oxford (UK).
Saxonberg’s main research focus has been political sociology, including research on democratization, social policy, gender roles, social movements, civil society and populism.
His monographs include:
- Pre-Modernity, Totalitarianism and the Non-Banality of Evil: A Comparison of Germany, Spain, Sweden and France (Palgrave 2019);
- Gendering Family Policies in Post-Communist Europe: A Historical-Institutional Analysis (Palgrave, 2014)
- Transitions and Non-Transitions from Communism: Regime Survival in China, Cuba, North Korea, and Vietnam (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
- With Martina Kamplicher and Miroslava Janouskova, Mothers – Grandmothers – Daughters? Reconciling Labour Market Integration with Care Responsibilities in Brno (Masaryk University Press, 2013);
- Together with Hana Hašková, The Development of Czech Childcare Policies (Prague: Slon, 2013);
- The Czech Republic Before the New Millennium (East European Monographs/Columbia University Press, 2003);
- The Fall: A Comparative Study of the End of Communism in Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary and Poland (London: Routledge, 2001), with a foreword by Seymour Lipset. He has also edited several anthologies, including: edited with Kerstin Jacobsson,
- Social Movements in Post-Communist Europe and Russia (Routledge, 2014); edited with Kerstin Jacobsson,
- Beyond NGO-ization: The Development of Social Movements in Central and Eastern Europe (Ashgate: 2013) and edited with Hana Hašková,
- Mýty o péči o předškolní dĕti [Myths about Care for Pre-School Children] (Prague: Slon, 2012).
He has also published dozens of articles in international journals such as Party Politics; Politics, Religion & Ideology; Sexualities; Journal of European Social Policy; European Societies; Social Policy & Administration; Journal of Democracy; Aggression and Violent Behavior; Social Politics; Comparative Policy Analysis; Czech Sociological Review; East European Politics, Journal of Societal and Social Policy; International Review of Sociology; East European Quarterly; Marriage and Family Review; Ethnomusicology; Problems of Post-Communism, and East European Politics and Society. For his publication list, see here