Andrej Stopar is studied comparative literature and history at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. He is currently completing his doctorate thesis at the Comparative Study of Ideas and Cultures programme jointly organized by the University of Nova Gorica and the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Art. He was a foreign correspondent for RTV Slovenia (Slovenia's national broadcasting company) between 2005 and 2014, and has worked for the RTV radio programme since 1993. During that time he prepared shows, news, and comments on the topic of humanities, social studies, science and the politics of science, as well as focusing on the events in Central and Eastern Europe for the foreign politics editors.
Andrej Stopar is the author of three documentaries: Zima demokracije (The Winter of Democracy, 2008), Vilice Ane Jaroslavne (The Forks of Ana Jaroslavna, 2010), and Boršč (Borscht, 2012). His work as a correspondent has brought him two Russian Media Group awards (for his work in Tatarstan in 2009 and for his contribution to international journalism in 2010) as well as the 2014 Slovene Association of Journalists Watchdog award for exceptional achievement in journalism.