Assist. prof. Simon Malmenvall was born in 1991 in Triest (Italy). In 2009 he concluded his high-school education at the Diocesan Classical Lyceum within the Saint Stanislaus Institution in Ljubljana. In 2012 he graduated in history and Russian studies at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. In 2014 he obtained a master's degree in history at the same faculty. For his master thesis on Kievan Rus' he received in the same year the Student Prešeren Award of the Faculty of Arts. In 2018 he obtained a doctoral degree at the Faculty of Theology, University of Ljubljana.
From 2016 and 2018 he worked as a junior research fellow at the Faculty of Theology, where he primarily studied intellectual history of the East Slavs in the Middle Ages. In 2016 he became assistant lecturer at the Faculty of Business Studies (from 2019 Faculty of Law and Business Studies), Catholic Institute (Ljubljana), in the field of philosophy, religious studies and applied ethics. In 2017 he became assistant lecturer at the Chair of Philosophy of the Faculty of Theology. From 2018 he works as a head of scientific-research work at the Faculty of Law and Business Studies, head of the Library of the Catholic Institute, and research fellow at the Faculty of Theology. In 2018 he became assistant professor (docent) at the Faculty of Law and Business Studies in the field of philosophy, religious studies and applied ethics. From 2019 he is assistant professor (docent) at the Faculty of Theology in the field of religious studies and religious anthropology. From 2019 to 2021 he is the head of the basic postdoctoral research project titled “Ruler Saints (Martyrs) on the Periphery of Medieval Europe: Kievan Rus', Norway, Dioclea” financed by the Slovenian Research Agency.
From 2009 he published many scholarly works (articles) and translations – over 100 titles/entries in its entirety – in the field of cultural and ecclesiastical history, philosophy, ecumenical theology, ecclesiology, and history of literature. His main research interest is history and theological thought of the East Christianity. His main work (book) is titled Culture of Kievan Rus' and Christian Historical Consciousness
(2019). He was one of the contributors preparing the first Slovene edition (2015) of the main East Slavic medieval source, chronicle Tale of Bygone Years
, and the first Slovene edition (2019) of other most important East Slavic texts from the eleventh century, published at the Department of Slavic Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Res novae
(Faculty of Law and Business Studies). In 2018 he was awarded by the University of Ljubljana with the Solemn Charter for Young University Teachers and University Associates. He translated into Slovene language (2019, first volume) the classical work Ways of Russian Theology
(1937) written by the Russian East Orthodox theologian Georges Florovsky.