Iveta Kestere is Professor at the Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art and the head of the research group ‘Education as cultural heritage’ at the Scientific Institute of Pedagogy, University of Latvia. She is an expert in the history of education at the Latvian Council of Science. She graduated from the Faculty of History and Philosophy, History Dept. and was awarded a doctoral degree in educational sciences in 1993 at the University of Latvia. She is the author of more than 150 articles and book chapters and the author or co-editor of nine books. She is a member of the editorial board of four academic journals, including ‘Paedagogica Historica’ (Routledge, Taylor&Francis Group) and ‘Acta Paedagogica Vilnensia’ (University of Vilnius). She was a guest researcher at KU Leuven, Belgium (2009) and ‘Institute for International Textbook Research’, Germany (2015, 2016). She was a guest lecturer at the Universities of Leuven, Luxembourg, Catania, and Braunschweig. She is a convenor of 17th Network (history of education) at The European Conference on Educational Research (ECER). Her current academic interest is education under dictatorship, including formal and informal school culture. Her native language is Latvian; she is fluent in Russian and English and can read German and Dutch.
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