Keynote Speaker

Professor Irina Novikova – areas of research and teaching: transnational women’s literature; gender and genre in literature and film; critical masculinity studies; gender and race in Russian and Baltic modernity

Academic titles and research degrees:

2013 – chair of culture and literature, Humanities Faculty

2005- – professor, University of Latvia, Humanities Faculty

1998 – director, LU Center for Gender Studies

Scientific publications and teaching materials – 75, including 34 in gender issues, GE/GM:

5 main recent publications (2008-2014):

Novikova I. Women’s narratives, citizenship and desire for pre-emption // Kasic B. et all (eds.) Feminist Critical Interventions. Thinking Heritage, Decolonising, Crossings. Zagreb: Red Athena press, 2014.

Novikova, I. Post-Socialist Politics of Memory and Women’s Narratives’// Feminisms in a Transnational Perspective. Women Narrating Their Lives and Actions, (eds.) R.Jambresic-Kirin, S. Prlenda. Zagreb, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, 2013.

Novikova I. Baltic Lieux de mémoire of the 1990s to Early 2000s: Nostalgia, Trauma, Change // eds. N. Hayoz, D.Koleva, L.Jesień. 20 Years after the Collapse of Communism, Lang, 2011.

Novikova, I. (In)Visilibities of Race, Ethnicity and Gender – Baltic Contexts. // “A Litmus Test Case of Modernity: Examining Modern Sensibilities and the Public Domain in the Baltic States at the Turn of the Century”, ed. by Leonidas Donskis, Peter Lang, 2009.

Novikova, I. (ed.) Gender Matters in Baltics. University of Latvia Press, 2008.


2013-2017 – national coordinator, 7th Framework, Marie Curie Action, IRSES Imagining Development: A multidisciplinary and multilevel analysis of development policies and their effect in the post-socialist world.

2014 – head coordinator and lecturer for ERASMUS Intensive Programme Transnational and intersectional methodologies in gender studies (University of Latvia, June)

2013 – national coordinator and lecturer for ERASMUS Intensive Programme Translocal methodologies in gender studies (with University of Joensuu)

2008-2012 – vice-chair, national coordinator for Latvia, researcher – COST programme IS0803, Remaking eastern borders in Europe: a network exploring social, moral and material relocations of Europe’s eastern peripheries.

2009 – FEMCIT Gendered Citizenship in Multicultural Europe: The Impact of the Contemporary Women,s Movements

2006-2008 –Gender-Sensitive Vocational Education (EU Visible/Leonardo da Vinci)

2002-2005 – NEWR (Network for European Women’s Rights, lead Uni. of Birmingham)

Organization of international doctoral summer schools:

2003 – NORFA Summer Research Course for PhD students “Gender Equality and Men’s Practices in European Welfare Regimes: Comparative Perspectives”, Riga

2002 – NoRFA PhD Summer Research Course “Gender. Religion. Ethnicity: Comparative Anthropological Perspectives”, Riga.

2001 – SOROS-OSI Summer University “Men and Masculinities”, Riga.1

998 – NORFA PhD Summer Research Course “Gender and Multiculturalism”, Riga.