Stasulane, Anita

Daugavpils University, Latvia

Anita Stasulane (1962) is a Professor of History of Religions, Director of the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences at Daugavpils University (Latvia). She graduated from the University of Latvia (1985) and the Pontifical Gregorian University (1998) in Rome (Italy). She is working mainly on the new religious movements and youth culture. Her research interests include the history of Western esotericism, particularly Theosophy and its later developments (Agni Yoga/Living Ethics). Currently she is a team leader of the H2020 programme project “Cultural Heritage and Identities of Europe’s Future” (CHIEF) conducting research on the cultural literacy of young Europeans by privileging the importance of production and transition of cultural knowledge in both formal educational settings and a variety of informal social interactions. Since 2006, she is the editor of Kultūras Studijas (Cultural Studies) issued by Daugavpils University.