ACADEMIC STAFF

Ilona Asare
Guest lecturer

Ilona Asare holds a Master’s degree in Cultural Management from the Latvian Academy of Culture (2005), she completed a course on cultural policy-making in post-Soviet countries at the Central European University in Budapest, studied European Cultural Planning at De Montfort University, UK. I. Asare boasts years of experience in the development and management of regional and international cultural projects, evaluation of project applications. In 2005, she founded the think tank “CultureLab” (culturelab.com), which conducts regular cultural policy studies and organizes further education courses for leaders of cultural organizations.

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Dagnija Baltiņa
Guest lecturer

Dagnija Baltiņa is the director of the Special Collections Department of the National Library of Latvia. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Latvia and a Master’s degree in Cultural Heritage from Brandenburg University of Technology (Germany) and Deakin University (Australia).

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Ivars Bērziņš
Professor Emeritus

Doctor of Philosophy Ivars Bērziņš has been a lecturer at the Academy since 1997. He has designed a Master’s program in Cultural Management and is currently managing a Master’s sub-program in International Media and Cultural Management. He studied choir conducting at the Latvian Academy of Music and the St. Petersburg State Conservatory, and earned an academic degree in cultural management from the Hamburg University of Music and Theater. He holds a PhD from the University of Münster for his dissertation “Privatization in the Field of Culture”.

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Frans Brouwer
Guest professor

Frans Brouwer lectures currently on cultural policy, arts management, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Academy of Culture in Riga. He conducts musicological research and supervises master students with their thesis research. Moreover, as a freelancer he is involved in various cultural projects, such as curator for the Christiansfeld Festival (Denmark, 2015), founder of the European Opera Academy (2014-2017) and consultancy work. This year (2021) he is establishing a Summer Academy Cultural Entrepreneurship & Leadership for advanced master students and professionals in the cultural sector from transition countries, a cooperation between the Erasmus University Rotterdam and Ljubljana University.

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Danute Grīnfelde
Guest lecturer

Danute Grīnfelde holds a Master’s degree in history with experience in implementing diverse cultural heritage education projects. She started her career as a history teacher, then worked in the Education Department of the Latvian Occupation Museum, later developed educational programs for other museums and heritage institutions.

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Agnese Hermane
Assistant Professor

Agnese Hermane ir Latvijas Kultūras akadēmijas docētāja kopš 2001. gada. Vada Kultūras socioloģijas un menedžmenta katedru, LKA un RTU kopīgo bakalaura studiju programmu “Radošās industrijas”, līdzdarbojusies arī LKA un RTU kopīgās maģistra studiju programmas "Radošās industrijas un izaugsmes menedžments" izstrādē. Darbojas kā zinātniskā asistente LKA Zinātniskās pētniecības centrā, ir doktora grāda pretendente. Kopš 2014. gada darbojas LKA nākamās mājvietas bijušajā Tabakas fabrikā projekta attīstības darba grupā projekta “Starpdisciplināra kultūras, izglītības un radošo industriju atbalsta centra izveide ēku kompleksā Miera ielā 58A, Rīgā” ietvaros.

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Gatis Kampernovs
Guest lecturer

Gatis Kampernovs holds a Master’s degree in tourism. He is an entrepreneur in the field of tourism, who has visited more than 70 countries around the world, using relevant experience and examples in his teaching work.

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Ullrich Kockel
Guest professor

Ullrich Kockel is currently Professor of Cultural Ecology and Sustainability at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, Visiting Professor in Social Anthropology at Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania, and Emeritus Professor of Ethnology at Ulster University, Northern Ireland. He was elected to the United Kingdom’s Academy of Social Sciences in 2003, and the Royal Irish Academy in 2012. During his time as President of SIEF, the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (2008-13), he established the SIEF Working Group on Place Wisdom, and from 2007 to 2018 he was editor-in-chief of the Anthropological Journal of European Cultures.

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Ance Kristāla
Lecturer

In 2017, Ance Kristāla graduated from the Latvian Academy of Culture Bachelor’s study subprogram “Sociology and Management of Culture”, and continued her studies at the University of Latvia, entering Master’s study program “Sociology”. She wrote a Master’s thesis in cooperation with poets, researching different features of identity and the possibilities of their discrimination.

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Iveta Ķešāne
Assistant Professor

Iveta Ķešāne is an Assistant Professor at The Latvian Academy of Culture. Her interests include the intersections of emotions, migration, culture, development and state-society relationships. She earned a doctorate in sociology from Kansas State University (USA) in 2016.

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Anda Laķe
Professor

Anda Laķe, LAC professor, Doctor of sociology (Dr.sc.soc) is the Vice-Rector of the Academy in Scientific Work and the Head of the Scientific Research Center. She started working at the Latvian Academy of Culture in 1997 as a lecturer at the Department of Culture Sociology and Management. In 2004 - 2016 she was the Head of the Department, currently she is a Head of a sub-program “Culture Sociology of and Management” of the LAC academic Bachelor study program “Art”.

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Rūta Muktupāvela
Professor

Rūta Muktupāvela, PhD in Theory of Culture, Rector of the Latvian Academy of Culture, Chairman of the Latvian Rectors’ Council, member of The Latvian Council of Science, head of the Latvian National Council of Culture, head of the Association of Art Universities of Latvia, representative of Latvia in UNESCO Intergovernmental Commitee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2017-2021), Professor at the Latvian Academy of Culture, author of more than 50 research publications in Latvia and abroad in the field of theory of culture, ethnology and folkloristics.

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Vija Ozola
Guest lecturer

Vija Ozola has been working in the field of archives since 2006. Member of the Board of the Latvian Society of Archivists from 2009 – 2012. Previous work experience - State Notary of the Register of Enterprises and Assistant Judge of the Administrative District Court. Lawyer of the National Archives of Latvia since 2016, as well as the responsible specialist for personal data protection in the National Archives of Latvia since 2019. It will soon be 10 years since the adoption of the Archives Law, and V.

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Lolita Ozoliņa
Guest lecturer

Brand Management and Communication Expert Mg. sc. soc. Lolita Ozoliņa has been a guest lecturer at the Academy since 2017. Her scientific and professional interests include branding, focusing on personality, place and culture industry branding, brand culture and heritage, identity, organizational culture and communication processes.

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Inga Pērkone-Redoviča
Professor

Dr.art., film researcher, leading researcher of the Scientific Research Center, Head of the theory specialization of the Bachelor’s study program “Audiovisual Art”. Former director of the Riga Film Museum (1993–2004) and the Chief custodian of the funds (1988–1993).

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Anca Claudia Prodan
Guest Lecturer

Anca Claudia Prodan, Ph.D., is a research consultant at the Institute Heritage Studies in Berlin. She holds degrees in Philosophy, Anthropology and (World) Heritage Studies, and she has been working as lecturer and researcher for more than ten years. She initiated academic research on the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme (MoW) and she is a corresponding member of the Sub-Committee on Education and Research of the MoW Programme.

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Dagmar Reichardt
Associate Visiting Professor

Internationally recognized industry specialist and academic staff member. Works at the Institute of Modern European Languages and Cultures of the University of Groningen (Netherlands). She has studied art history, philosophy, contemporary German literature and novelism in New York (USA), Frankfurt, Hamburg (Germany) and Urbano (Italy). Author of many publications (~ 70), critical reviews and literary translations. Member of many international scientific associations in Germany, Italy and Austria. Awarded the Cicero Medal (XXV Certamen Ciceronianum Arpinas 2005) and the international Italianistik-Preis Premio Flaiano 2007.

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Astrīda Rogule
Assistant professor

Astrīda Rogule, Master of Arts and Museology, Assistant Professor, has been a lecturer at the Department of Culture Sociology and Management since 1998. She has designed and delivered study courses in museology, museum marketing, public relations, cultural management and cultural tourism.

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Jānis Siliņš
Professor

Mg.art., Head of the Eduards Smiļģis Theater Museum (since 2014), Rector of the Latvian Academy of Culture (2004 - 2014), Vice-Rector of the Latvian Academy of Culture in academic work (1991 - 2003), Professor of the Theater and Audiovisual Arts Department of the Latvian Academy of Culture (since 1998). Member and expert of HEQEC Study Program Accreditation Commission (2004-2013), Chairman of the Theater Council of the Ministry of Culture (2000 - 2009), member of the Supervisory Board since 2010.

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Zane Šiliņa
Professor

Z. Šiliņa holds a Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree from the Academy (dissertation “The Idea of the New World in Rainis’ Dramaturgy”, 2007), she has been working at the Academy since 1996. In 2014, the Senate of the Academy elected Prof. Z. Šiliņa as the Vice-Rector of the Academy in academic work. She regularly participates in scientific conferences both in Latvia and abroad, has also participated in organizing several conferences.

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Daina Teters
Professor

Daina Teters, Doctor of Philosophy, started working at the Latvian Academy of Culture in the second half of the 1990s in parallel with her work at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of History and Philosophy of the University of Latvia.

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Kristīne Tjarve
Guest lecturer

Kristīne Tjarve, Mg. paed., communication industry practitioner with more than 17 years of experience in various sectors, head of the company “C SMART”. Lecturer at several Latvian educational institutions, Chairman of the Board of the Latvian Public Relations Association. Kristīne is convinced that lifelong learning is of great value; therefore she is constantly improving her knowledge and skills and is happy to share her experience with others.

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Līga Ulberte
Associate Professor

Līga Ulberte, associate professor of the CTH Department since 2015, is one of the leading professionals in the field of Latvian theater science and criticism. In 2007, L. Ulberte earned a doctor’s degree in Art History and Theory from the University of Latvia. She works as a researcher at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Latvia. In 2009 - 2010 and 2012-2013 she was a visiting lecturer in the Eastern European Regional Studies Program at the Wilhelm University of Westphalia, Baltic Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies in Münster (Germany).

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Anita Vaivade
Assistant professor

Anita Vaivade, Dr. art., has been teaching at the Latvian Academy of Culture since 2006, when she started her doctoral studies after obtaining a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences and Philosophy of Knowledge, University of Paris IV Sorbonne and a Master’s degree in Theory and history of law at the University of Latvia. In addition to her duties as Head of the Culture, Communication and Information Sector at the Latvian National Commission for UNESCO (2006–2012), Anita Vaivade defended her doctoral thesis on the topic “Conceptualizing Intangible Cultural Heritage in Law “(2011).

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Linda Veliverronena
Guest lecturer

Linda Veliverronena teaches study courses related to traveler behavior, intercultural communication, qualitative research methods, forecasting at Vidzeme University College Tourism Studies division. She holds a doctoral degree in communication and media studies from the University of Tartu, a professional Master’s degree in business management from Vidzeme University College and a Master’s degree in arts from the Latvian Academy of Culture.

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Elīna Vikmane
Guest lecturer

Elīna Vikmane (Mg.sc.pol.) Is a doctoral student of the Latvian Academy of Culture program “Cultural Theory”, researching the social role of Latvian museums. She is a Board member of the Latvian Museum Association, Board member of the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art and expert in the field of cultural heritage of the State Culture Capital Foundation.

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Ieva Zemīte
Associate Professor

Ieva Zemīte, Dr. oec., Business Administration and Management, General, is the director of the joint Master’s study program “Creative Industries and Growth Management” of the Latvian Academy of Culture and Riga Technical University. Research interests - cultural and creative entrepreneurship, creative industries and cultural economics.

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