Indra Ekmanis

Ph.D. 2017
Indra Ekmanis

Dissertation Project

Host land or homeland?: Civic-cultural identity and integration in Latvia

Professional Background

Education, Research, Communication

Skills

Latvian, Qualitative Research, Mixed-Methods

Contact

About

Indra Ekmanis defended her doctoral dissertation with distinction in June 2017. She was selected as a Kennan Institute research scholar and is continuing her work in Washington, D.C. Indra is working in the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, studying the effects of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Latvian service during the Singing Revolution and fall of the Soviet Union.

The majority of Indra’s undergraduate and graduate work focused on post-Soviet security, protest and culture, and she collaborates closely with the Latvian Academy of Culture, University of Latvia and Daugavpils University. Indra earned her Bachelor’s in Global Studies from Arizona State University and Master’s in International Studies from the Jackson School at University of Washington as a multi-year recipient of the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship.

Publications

  • Indra Ekmanis, “The Sound of Protest: How Latvian Culture Impacted Nonviolent Resistance During Soviet Occupation,” Emeritus Voices 2011:8, 59-76.
  • Indra Ekmanis, Nation-building in the Baltic States: Transforming governance social welfare and security in Northern Europe, by Gundar King & David McNabb, Journal of Baltic Studies 46(2), pp. 269-271, May 29, 2015.
  • Indra Ekmanis, Baltic Façades: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania since 1945, by Aldis Purs, Lituanus 59:4, 2013.
  • Indra Ekmanis, Unforced flourishing: Understanding Jaan Kaplinski, by Thomas Salumets, Jaunā Gaitā 280, Summer 2015.
  • Indra Ekmanis, “Postsovjetu attīstības virzieni Baltijas valstīs,” Nation-building in the Baltic States: Transforming governance social welfare and security in Northern Europe, by Gundar King & David McNabb, Latvija Amerika Nr18, May 2, 2015.
  • Indra Ekmanis, Nation-building in the Baltic States: Transforming governance social welfare and security in Northern Europe, by Gundar King & David McNabb, Jaunā Gaitā 279, Spring 2015.
  • Indra Ekmanis, Baltic Façades: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania since 1945, by Aldis Purs, Jaunā Gaita 273, Summer 2013.
  • Indra Ekmanis, Vilnius: City of Strangers, by Laimonas Briedis, Jaunā Gaita 272, Spring 2013.
  • Indra Ekmanis, Deception: The Untold Story of East-West Espionage Today, by Edward Lucas, Jaunā Gaita 271, Winter 2012.

Grants & Fellowships

  • Fulbright U.S. Student Grant Award (Research, Latvia), 2016-2017.
  • SSI (Space Security Initiative) Junior Fellow, IPI, Jackson School of International Studies, 2015-2016.
  • AABS Dissertation Grant, Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, American Council of Learned Societies, 2016.
  • Jackson Foundation Ph.D. Travel Award, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, 2015.
  • Academic Year Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (Advanced Latvian), Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, 2014 – 2015.
  • Arturs Julla Scholarship for Latvian Studies, Northern California Latvian Lutheran Congregation, San Francisco, 2014.
  • Academic Year Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (Advanced Latvian), Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies, University of Washington, 2013 – 2014.
  • Academic Year Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (Advanced Latvian), Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies, University of Washington, 2012 – 2013.
  • Boba Summer Research Fellowship, Ellison Center for Russian East European, and Central Asian Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2012.
  • Academic Year Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (Intermediate Latvian), Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, 2011 – 2012.

 


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