Researchers of SMRC

Researchers of SMRC

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Prof. Dr. hist. Vita Zelče (Director of the Social Memory Research Centre)

Professor at the Department of Communication Studies

Leading researcher at the Advanced Social and Political Research Institute

Research interests: cultural memory, commemoration, identity, media history, media representations, Russian and Baltic historiography, and history of women

Prof. Dr. phil. Skaidrīte Lasmane

Professor at the Department of Communication Studies

Leading researcher at the Advanced Social and Political Research institute

Research interests: cultural memory, ethics, communication ethics, contemporary moral philosophy, philosophy of literature, hermeneutics, national identity

Dr. sc. comm. Laura Ardava

Lecturer at the Department of Communication Studies

Researcher at the Advanced Social and Political Research Institute

Research interests: media events, ritual communication, commemoration, social memory, national identity, Latvian National Awakening

Ass. Prof. Dr. sc. comm. Didzis Bērziņš

Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication Studies

Researcher at the Advanced Social and Political Research Institute

Research interests: social memory of the Holocaust, Nazi propaganda, media ethics, media accountability and media

Mg. art. Sanita Burķīte

Lecturer at the Department of Communication Studies

Researcher Assistant at the Advanced Social and Political Research Institute and Ph.D. Student in Communication Science

Research interests: intercultural communication, identity, library collection management, cultural memory

Ass. Prof. Dr. sc. comm. Marita Zitmane

Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication Studies

Research interests: gender studies, gender representations in popular culture, gender in post-Soviet space, consumer culture and advertising

Ass. Prof. Dr. sc. soc.  Jurijs Ņikišins

Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology

Researcher at the Advanced Social and Political Research Institute

Research interests: political participation, political values and attitudes, national identity, relations between ethnic communities, quantitative research and methods in the social sciences

Ass. Prof. Dr. art. Zane Radzobe

Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication Studies

Researcher at the Advanced Social and Political Research Institute

Research interests: contemporary performative practices and performance theory, contemporary European theatre, popular culture and cultural theory

Mg. sc. soc. Aija Rozenšteine

Researcher Assistant at the Advanced Social and Political Research Institute, Ph.D. Candidate in Communication Science

Research interests: film studies, representations, media entertainment, Latvian cinema in the Soviet period, cultural memory and identity

Oskars Gruziņš

Researcher at the Department of Communication Studies

Researcher for the EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network, Children Born of War – past, present and future project.

Research interests: War and society, identity, social memory, totalitarianism, political communications and oral history. 

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