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Jānis Ozoliņš

Docent, Ph.D.

Jānis Ozoliņš, Ph.D., is a docent who teaches courses on critical theories and academic and creative writing. In addition to teaching at the Art Academy of Latvia, he holds a position of researcher at the Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia. Previous pedagogical experience is related to the University of Latvia, the Latvian Academy of Culture and Charles University in Prague. He defended his Ph.D. in linguistics and literary theory at the University of Latvia, and received his MA and BA in culture theory at the Latvian Academy of Culture. His teaching and research experience was supplemented at the Center for Gender Studies, University of Oslo. Currently he is doing research on queer representation and masculinities in contemporary art and Soviet cinema, the historical development of narrative theories and the literary heritage of Andra Neiburga. He composes music, performs as a pianist, and has released two critically acclaimed music albums together with his band Grupa Sigma.

MA
Theory (POST)
Narratology (in Latvian)
Image Interpretation (in Latvian)
Introduction to Feminism & Gender Studies (in Latvian)
Masculinities: The History of Western Virility (in Latvian)

PhD
Academic Writing Practicum (in Latvian)
Contemporary Theories of Culture Interpretation (curator of the course; in Latvian)