Erik Brezovec

Erik Brezovec is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Croatian Studies at the University of Zagreb. He earned his Ph.D. at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zagreb, with a dissertation focused on the social aspects of alcohol consumption. His initial scientific interests led him to publish various articles on the role of alcohol in everyday life and the social structure of the contemporary world. Along with his colleague, Prof. Zoričić, he presented at the UNODC's 62nd session in Vienna in 2019. He serves on the board of directors at the Clubs of Treated Alcoholics in the Republic of Croatia and is the president of the ALUMNI organization of former students of the Faculty of Croatian Studies. He is also the secretary of the Sociological Theory section of the Croatian Sociological Association. In 2023, he was awarded the academic title of Assistant Professor at the European Centre for Peace and Development of the University for Peace (UN). His main research areas include sociological theory, sociology of knowledge, and critical theory of society. He currently teaches various sociological courses at the Faculty of Croatian Studies and the University of Applied Health Sciences, including:

  • Sociological Theories II
  • Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • Sociology of Social Change
  • Phenomenological Sociology
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Sociology of Health

He has participated in numerous scientific conferences and round tables and has published more than 30 scientific papers in renowned journals and conference proceedings. Some of his recent texts include: - Brezovec, E. (2022). Sociology of Alcohol Consumption – In Search of a Theory. Revija za sociologiju, 52(2), 213-237.
- Tadić, S., Brezovec, E., & Tadić, I. (2022). The Risk (COVID–19) Society — Between Instrumental and Axiological Rationality. Obnovljeni Život, 77(1), 49-64.
- Brezovec, E., Zoričić, Z., & Glavina, T. (2022). Sociability of Alcohol Consumption and Alcoholism in Times of COVID-19 Crisis. Archives of Psychiatry Research, 58(1), 99-106.
- Ježovita, J., Brezovec, E., & Dubreta, N. (2023). Trust and Vaccination – An Example of Mediterranean Countries. In K. Jurčević, Lj. Kaliterna Lipovčan, R. Medić, & O. Ramljak (Eds.), Preserving, Evaluating, and Developing the Mediterranean. Zagreb: Institute for Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, VERN' University, Scientific Council for Anthropological Research, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
- Miškić, F., & Brezovec, E. (2023). Hypochondria as a Decoration of Modernity. In L. Janeš & Š. Kožić (Eds.), Bioethical Viewpoints on Mental Health (pp. 181-196). Zagreb: Center for Bioethics.

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