Fellowship received in 2021
Academic supervisor: Prof. Mara Rubene
Current affiliation: University of Latvia, Faculty of History and Philosophy
Zane Ozola is a 3rg year PhD student in the Philosophy programme at the Faculty of History and Philosophy of the University of Latvia. In 2013, Zane was awarded a scholarship from the Belgian-Flemish government to study at the Higher Institute of Philosophy at the Catholic University of Leuven, where she researched philosophical and psychoanalytical aspects of creativity. She has worked in various independent contemporary art and culture projects in Latvia. In her everyday life she searches for the beautiful, believes in the good and loves life.
In her academic life Zane is interested in the role of culture and art in the formation of human self-awareness and collective self-understanding. This is evidenced by her research interests in the history of philosophy, psychoanalysis, aesthetics and philosophy of art. Zane's current research interests include philosophical aesthetics and anthropology, image perception and contemporary culture, as well as the spiritual dimension of culture.