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  • PL 54 (Unioninkatu 37)

    00014

    Finland

  • Snellmansgatan 12

    00014 HELSINGFORS UNIVERSITET

    Finland

20112022
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Trained as a political scientist at the University of Helsinki, Finland, I am an interdisciplinary scholar, interested in the political dimensions of embodiment, philosophy of history, history education, and innovative forms of storytelling in the new digital media (VR/AR).

Currently, I am working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Helsinki in an Academy of Finland funded project "Whirl of Knowledge: Cultural Populism in European Polarised Politics and Societies (WhiKnow). I am examining affective polarization in public debates during the run-up to the 2019 Polish parliamentary elections as well as the 2019 European Parliament elections.

Recently, I have worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in a Helsingin Sanomat funded project "Mobilizing the Disenfranchised: Post-Truth Public Stories in Finland, France, and the United States,” where I was examining the use of affects in right-wing online media outlets in the US and Poland.

I have also recently completed my PhD project (2012-2018) at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Title: Towards an Embodied History: Metaphorical Models in Textbook Knowledge of the Controversial Polish-Lithuanian Past. The doctoral project examined the underlying metaphorical models of cognition which shape the representation of contested shared past in Poland and Lithuania. It adopted a novel theoretical approach – enactive embodiment – to studying international historical disagreements in school-history education. The findings of this study can be applied in diverse post-conflict contexts and are relevant to the disciplinary fields of political science, philosophy of knowledge, historical theory, and history education.

Keywords

  • 517 Political science
  • Right-Wing Populism
  • Nationalism and identity building
  • 5201 Political History
  • Politics of history
  • Memory and history
  • History education
  • Philosophy of history
  • 611 Philosophy
  • Philosophy of history
  • 5141 Sociology
  • Sociology of emotions

Publications 2011 2018

Addressing linguistic diversity in the European Union: strategies and dilemmas

Kraus, P. A. & Kazlauskaitė-Gürbüz, R., Aug 2014, In : Ethnicities. 14, 4, p. 517-538

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Historian opetus Liettuassa

Kazlauskaitė-Gürbüz, R., 2013, In : The Finnish Review of East European Studies. 2, p. 44-57 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Tarp tiesos ir vertybių: istorijos mokymas mokykloje ir istorinių naratyvų pliuralizmas

Kazlauskaitė-Gürbüz, R., 2013, Atminties daugiasluoksniškumas: miestas, valstybė, regionas. Nikžentaitis, A. (ed.). Vilnius: Lithuanian Institute of History, p. 89-109 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Projects 2019 2022

Activities 2011 2018

  • 12 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 3 Prizes and awards - Prizes and awards
  • 1 Peer review of manuscripts
  • 1 Academic visit to other institution

3rd INTH Network Conference: "Place and Displacement: The Spacing of History"

Rūta Kazlauskaitė (Attendee)
20 Aug 201822 Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Družboslovne razprave (Journal)

Rūta Kazlauskaitė-Gürbüz (Reviewer)
6 Jun 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

CEREN Research Seminar

Rūta Kazlauskaitė-Gürbüz (Speaker: Presenter)
11 May 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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Collective memory workshop

Rūta Kazlauskaitė-Gürbüz (Attendee)
11 Nov 201512 Nov 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars