Prof Iveta Kestere
University of Latvia
Iveta Kestere is Professor at the Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art and the leading researcher 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 1989/1993 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. Her current research projects are focusing on the creation and training of the 'New Soviet Man' (in collaboration with the University of Vilnius, Lithuania), visual propaganda in education under European totalitarian regimes (in collaboration with the University of Vic, Spain), and childhood representations within Latvian museums (Scientific Council of Latvia). She serves in the editorial board of academic journal 'Acta Paedagogica Vilnensia' (Lithuania), as well as at the international advisory board of 'Paedagogica Historica' (Routledge, Taylor&Francis Group). She was a guest researcher at KU Leuven, Belgium (2009), 'Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research', Germany (2015, 2016, 2017), and University of Vilnius (2019-2020). She delivered guest lectures at the Universities of Leuven, Luxembourg, Catania, Braunschweig, and Vilnius. She was member of Executive Board of International Standing Conference for the History of Education (ISCHE) from 2011 to 2014. She is a convenor (since 2015) and a link convenor (since 2018) for Network 17, Histories of Education, European Education Research Association (EERA). Her native language is Latvian; she is fluent in Russian and English and can read German and Dutch.