Rūta Muktupāvela



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. Head of the National research programme "Cultural capital as a resource for sustainable development of Latvia. CARD" (2020-2022). Researcher at the research project funded by the Latvian Council of Science "Newly Discovered Hillforts in Latvia 2018-2021. Cultural and Historical Significance" (2020-2021). Researcher at the research project funded by the Latvian Council of Science "Community Participation in Cultural Heritage Governance. Practices, Developments and Challenges" (2018-2020). Researcher and institutional leader of the Latvian section in European Commission research and innovation programme Horizon 2020 research project “Critical heritages: performing and representing identities in Europe. CoHERE” (2016-2019). Head of the national research programme “Sustainability of Latvian cultural traditions in an innovative environment. Habitus” (2014-2018). Editorial board member of the proceedings “Studies in Folklore and Ethnology: Traditions, Practices and Identities” (Lexington Books), editorial board member of the journal of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences Filosofija. Sociologija, editorial board member of the journal of Lithuanian Culture Research Institute Lietuvos kultūros tyrimai. Member of International Sociological Association (ISA); member of European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA); member of Société Internationale d’Ethnologie et de Folklore (SIEF) et al.

Participation as a soloist in musical performances and concerts, based on Baltic traditional music, in ensemble with Valdis Muktupāvels in Latvia, USA, India, Norway, China, Japan, Belarus, Lithuania, Estonia, Sweden, Finland, Belgium et al. Musical performances as a soloist in interactive, multidisciplinary project of music, visual art, poetry and sciences “Nature Concerthall”.

LECTURE COURSES: Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Theory, Interdisciplinarity in the Humanities.

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