Dr. Žans Badins is a researcher of the Centre of Cultural Research at Daugavpils University Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences. He has participated in several national and international research projects, among them “Popularization of the centers of oral history in the LV-BY cross-border area” (2013-2014), “Culture and Identities in Latvia: Heritage and modern experience”. Currently he is engaged in the H2020 project “Cultural Heritage and Identities of Europe’s Future”(CHIEF). His main field of research is cultural anthropology, Russian literature in Latvia, identity, comparative studies. In the framework of CHIEF he participates in the work of WP7.