Tuuli Lähdesmäki (PhD, DSocSc) is an Academy of Finland Research Fellow and an Adjunct Professor working in the Department of Music, Arts and Culture Studies, University of Jyväskylä (JYU), Finland. Her research interests and publications focus on EU policies, cultural memory and strategies of interpreting the past, identity and identity politics, cultural heritage, and populism.
Lähdesmäki currently leads two research projects: ‘European Cultural Heritage in the Making: Politics, Affects and Agency’ (EUCHE), funded by the Academy of Finland, and ‘Legitimation of European Cultural Heritage and the Dynamics of Identity Politics in the EU’ (EUROHERIT), funded by the European Research Council.
She is also leading JYU’s consortium partnership in a project ‘Dialogue and Argumentation for cultural Literacy Learning in Schools’ (DIALLS), funded from the EU’s H2020 Programme. In addition, she is one of the three leaders in JYU’s research profiling area ‘Crises Redefined: Historical Continuity and Societal Change’ (CRISES).