Congratulations to Mārtiņš Kaprāns, recipient of the 2022–2023 Mudīte I. Zīlīte Saltups Fellowship

Apr 10, 2022

The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies is pleased to announce that Mārtiņš Kaprāns has been awarded the 2022-2023 Mudīte I. Zīlīte Saltups Fellowship.

The fellowship provides for up to eight weeks of study in the United States with a maximum stipend of $10,000, and is funded from a bequest in memory of Dr. Mudīte I. Zīlīte Saltups. Dr. Saltups’ will provides that recipients of a fellowship must be citizens of the Republic of Latvia, speak Latvian, have their permanent residence in Latvia, and come to the United States to study or conduct research.

The 2022 applications were evaluated by the AABS 2021-2022 Grants and Awards Committee consisting of AABS VP for Professional Development Dr. Ineta Dabašinskienė, AABS President Dr. Daunis Auers, and AABS Director-at-Large Dr. Andres Kasekamp. You can find a full list of 2022 awardees here. 

Mārtiņš Kaprāns is a senior researcher at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia. He received a PhD in communication science from University of Latvia in 2012. Over the previous decade, he has been involved in several large-scale research projects on Baltic labor migrants, Russian-speaking communities in the Baltic states, ideological polarization in Baltic societies, ethnic stereotypes and prejudices in Latvia, and historical politics in Baltic countries and Central Europe. Currently, Kaprāns is the head of Latvian state research program “The archaeology of independence: Towards a new conceptual perspective on national resistance in Latvia”. His most recent articles are published in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Journal of Baltic Studies, Memory Studies, Euro-Asia Studies, as well as in numerous international collections.