Ilze Kacane

Dr. Ilze Kacane is a senior researcher at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences at Daugavpils University (Latvia) and Head of the Centre of Cultural Research within the Institute. She is an expert of the Latvian Council of Science in the commission “Humanities and Arts” in the research area “Linguistics and Literary Science,” and in the commission “Social Sciences” in the research area “Sociology and Social Work.” Her methodological expertise lies in comparative cultural studies; she is the editor of “Journal of Comparative Studies” and the author of one monograph and more than 100 research articles. She has broad experience in the implementation of national and international research projects. Currently she is involved in the Horizon 2020 project “Cultural Heritage and Identities of Europe’s Future” (CHIEF) funded by the European Commission; she participated in the work of WP1 and is DU team leader for WP5.