Rūta Kazlauskaitė

Postdoctoral researcher at Aalto ARTS, Department of Film, Television and Scenography. 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, controversial pasts, and populism and emotions.


I am a postdoctoral researcher at Aalto ARTS (ELO) and I am currently working on a project that examines politics of truth and empathy in virtual reality history education.

Other interests

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




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