Obtained his PhD in literary studies in 2001 at the University of Ljubljana. He is a research fellow at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana. Ogrin studies early modern Slovenian literature, focusing on the periods from Baroque to 19th century. His work is founded upon research of primary sources, notably manuscripts, and their traditional scholarly treatment: transcription, commentary and critical editing. Ogrin has been associated with the “New Slovenian Covenant” for many years in its efforts to preserve the memory of the victims of the communist revolution in Slovenia. Since 2018, he has been serving as the President of the Association.