Institute of Comparative Studies

13 – 323 Vienības Street
Phone: +371 65407223
Fax: +371 65422611
E-mail: ki[at], compare[at]

Occupation Scientific Degree,
first name, family name
Acting Director
Researcher Dr. philol. Ilze Kačāne ilze.kacane[at]
Academic Staff 
Professor Dr. habil. philol. Fjodors Fjodorovs fedor.fedorov[at]
Professor Dr. philol. Maija Burima maija.burima[at]
Associated Professor Dr. philol. Jeļena Koroļova jelena.korolova[at]
Associated Professor Dr. philol. Elīna Vasiļjeva elina.vasiljeva[at]
Researcher Dr. philol. Alīna Romanovska alina.romanovska[at]
Researcher Dr. philol. Ilona Ļaha ilona.laha[at]
Researcher Dr. philol. Žans Badins zans.badins[at]
Researcher Dr. philol. Oksana Kovzele oksana.komarova[at]
Researcher Dr. philol. Inese Valtere inese.valtere[at]
Researcher Mg. philol. Jana Butāne-Zarjuta jana.butane[at]

Institute of Comparative Studies
was founded in 2003 and conducts systematic comparative synchronous and diachronous research in different fields of humanities, that either concern one culture or – are intercultural.

Main research areas:

  • European Literature of the 19 – 20th century as a system;
  • Cultural contacts between Northern countries and Latvia;
  • Latvia’s cultural contacts with the West;
  • Latvian – Jewish – Russian culture dialogues;
  • Baltic and Slavonic cultural relations;
  • The frontier ethnolinguistic attitudes;
  • Latgale region as a cultural frontier;
  • Universal and local cultural models of Latvia and Europe.

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