Rūta Kazlauskaitė

Postdoctoral researcher at Aalto ARTS, Department of Media. PhD in Political science (University of Helsinki). An interdisciplinary researcher interested in history education, virtual reality, memory politics and storytelling.

Public speaking

I have organized and contributed to courses at the University of Helsinki on digital media and society, representation of difficult pasts, and populism and emotions. I am also passionate about promoting interdisciplinarity and am a Board Member of FINTERDIS – The Finnish Interdisciplinary Society.


I am a postdoc at Aalto ARTS, Dept. of Media. My current project examines the dynamics of engagement/detachment in VR history education. I explore what new forms of historical knowledge and consciousness VR experiences produce and what effects they hold for pupils’ understanding of difficult pasts..

Other interests

Empathy, history education, metaphors, embodiment, memory politics, storytelling in VR, difficult pasts.




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