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Dr Egle Rindzeviciute

Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology


I joined the Department in September 2015 from Sciences Po, the Paris Institute of Political Studies.  My initial training was in art history, management and political science: I studied at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences and the Central European University in Budapest, before completing my PhD in Culture Studies at Linköping University in Sweden. 

Following my PhD I taught and did research at the University of Gothenburg and the University of Linköping in Sweden as well as Sciences Po in Paris, France. 

I have held visiting research fellowships at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), the Bremen University, the Humboldt University of Berlin and the Gothenburg University.

I maintain my links with the Nordic academic community as a Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Public Administration, Gothenburg University (2016-2018), an Honorary Research Fellow at Gothenburg Research Institute, Gothenburg University, and an Associate Professor in Culture Studies (docent) at the Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Linköping University, Sweden.

My last book The Power of Systems: How Policy Sciences Opened Up the Cold War World (Cornell University Press, 2016) explores how East-West scientists used transnational social networks and computer technologies to create an intellectual and institutional framework for global governance. I am currently working on a monograph Predicting Russia: The Politics of Anticipatory Governance. 

Areas of specialism

  • Cultural Policy
  • Cold War History
  • Eastern Europe
  • Science and Technology Studies


  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy, the UK, 2017
  • PhD in Culture Studies, Linköping University, Sweden, 2008
  • MA, Nationalism Studies, Central European University, Hungary, 2001
  • MSc, Management of Culture, Moscow School of Social & Economic Sciences, Russia, 2000
  • BA, Art History and Theory, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania, 1999

Professional membership

Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)

Member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA)

Member of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES)

Member of the British-Lithuanian Society (B-LS)


My research interests revolve around the sociology of scientific expertise and public policy and sociology of culture, particularly cultural policy, heritage and creative industries. My current research projects examine nuclear heritage in Russia and the UK. They are funded by the Baltic Sea Foundation, Sweden (2015-2017) and the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences (2018-2020).

Currently I am involved in several international research networks. In France, I participate in the project "Government of Science, Government through Science," based at Le laboratoire d'excellence TEPSIS (Transformation de l'Etat, politisation des sociétés et institution du social), Paris (2017-2018). In the UK, I am a friend of the FRINGE Centre at the Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London. Founded and funded by the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, FRINGE explores the roles that complexity, ambivalence and immeasurability play in social and cultural phenomena. I am Associate Member of the international research project "Soviet Climate Science and Its Intellectual Legacies," P.I. Dr Jonathan Oldfield (AHRC, 2017-2020).

I am also a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and an editorial board member of The International Journal of Cultural Policy.

In 2016-2022 I am serving as a member of the Executive Group of the National Research Programme "Modernity in Lithuania", the Lithuanian National Research Council.

At Kingston, I have convened departmental research seminars and the public debate series "Brexit Futures" (#BrexitFutures) in 2016-2017 and I am the academic events programme leader at the CResCID research centre.

Currently I am co-supervising two PhD students:

Ms Maria Hansevi, PhD student in Culture Studies, Linköping University, Sweden. Dissertation on the construction of European heritage by the EU institutions.

Ms Ananya Das, PhD student in Sociology, Kingston University London. Dissertation on Bengali identity in Bangladesh and the UK.

I have been an external examiner of three PhD theses (IMT Institute of Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy, and Vilnius University, Lithuania); external examiner of a draft PhD thesis (Oslo University, Norway); chair of a PhD committee (Kingston University).

I welcome ambitious PhD students interested in the cultural and political sociology.

Forthcoming events:

ISA World Congress, Toronto, Canada, 2018

The 10th International Conference of Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR), Tallinn, Estonia, 2018

The 4th Biennial Conference of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS), Hangzhou, China, 2018

Forthcoming publications:

"Soviet Policy Sciences and Earth System Governmentality." Modern Intellectual History, Accepted, forthcoming.

"Strategy as Symbol and Performance: Reflexive Control," for a special issue of Modern Intellectual History, first draft submitted.

"Systems Analysis as an Infrastructural Knowledge," for a special issue of History of Political Economy, first draft submitted.

"The Cybernetic Prediction: Orchestrating the Future", in Futures: An Oxford Handbook, edited by Jenny Andersson and Sandra Kemp. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Manuscript under contract. 


Number of items: 51.


Rindzeviciute, Egle (2018) Boundary objects of communism : assembling the Soviet past in Lithuanian museums. Ethnologie Francaise, 2018(2), ISSN (print) 0046-2616

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2018) Soviet policy sciences and Earth system governmentality. Modern Intellectual History, ISSN (print) 1479-2443 (In Press)

Jenny, Svensson, Klara, Tomson and Rindzeviciute, Egle (2017) Policy change as institutional work: introducing cultural and creative industries into cultural policy. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, 12(2), pp. 149-168. ISSN (print) 1746-5648

Rindzeviciute, Egle, Svensson, Jenny and Tomson, Klara (2016) The international transfer of creative industries as a policy idea. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 22(4), pp. 594-610. ISSN (print) 1028-6632

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2015) The future as an intellectual technology in the Soviet Union : from centralised planning to reflexive management = Le futur en tant que technologie intellectuelle en Union sovietique  : de la planification centralisee au management reflexif. Cahiers du monde Russe, 56(1), pp. 113-134. ISSN (print) 1252-6576

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2015) The overflow of secrets : the disclosure of Soviet repression in museums as an excess. Current Anthropology, 56(S12), S276-S285. ISSN (print) 0011-3204

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2016) A struggle for the Soviet future: The birth of scientific forecasting in the Soviet Union. Slavic Review, 75(1), pp. 52-76. ISSN (print) 0037-6779

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2012) Post-Soviet transformation of Lithuanian state cultural policy: the meanings of democratisation. The International Journal of Cultural Policy, 18(5), pp. 563-578. ISSN (print) 1028-6632

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2010) Imagining the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: the politics and economics of the rebuilding of Trakai Castle and the ‘Palace of Sovereigns’ in Vilnius. Central Europe, 8(2), pp. 181-203. ISSN (print) 1479-0963

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2010) Purification and hybridisation of Soviet cybernetics. The politics of scientific governance in an authoritarian regime. Archiv für Sozialgeschichte, 50, pp. 289-309. ISSN (print) 0066-6505

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2010) Soviet Lithuanians, Amber and the "New Balts": historical narratives of national and regional identities in Lithuanian museums, 1940-2009. Culture Unbound, 2, pp. 665-694. ISSN (online) 2000-1525

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2010) When formal organisations meet informal relations in Soviet Lithuania : action nets, networks and boundary objects in the construction of the Lithuanian Sea Museum. Lithuanian Historical Studies, 15, pp. 107-134. ISSN (print) 1392-2343

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2009) From authoritarian to democratic cultural policy : making sense of de-Sovietisation in Lithuania after 1990. Nordisk kulturpolitisk tidskrift, 12(1), pp. 191-221. ISSN (print) 1403-3216


Rindzeviciute, Egle (2016) The power of systems: how policy sciences opened up the Cold War world. Ithaca, U.S. : Cornell University Press. 312p. ISBN 9781501703188

Andersson, Jenny and Rindzeviciute, Egle, eds. (2015) The struggle for the long-term in transnational science and politics: forging the future. London, U.K. : Routledge. 256p. (Routledge Approaches to History) ISBN 9781138858534

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2008) Constructing Soviet cultural policy : cybernetics and governance in Lithuania after World War II. Linkoping, Sweden : Linkoping University Press. 277p. (Linkoping Studies in Arts and Science, no. 437) ISSN (print) 0282-9800 ISBN 9789173938792

Book Section

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2018) The unlikely revolutionaries : decision sciences in the Soviet government. In: Guilhot, Nicolas and Bessner, Daniel, (eds.) The Decisionist Imagination: Sovereignty, Social Science, and Democracy in the Twentieth Century. Oxford, U.K. : Berghahn Books. (In Press)

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2016) Les liasons dangereuses? Kultur och ekonomisk tillväxt i EU [Dangerous liaisons? Culture and economic growth in the EU]. In: Svensson, Jenny and Tomson, Klara, (eds.) Kampen om kulturen: idéer och förändring på det kulturpolitiska fältet [The struggle for culture: ideas and change in the cultural policy field]. Lund, Sweden : Studentlitteratur. pp. 71-94. ISBN 9789144111056

Andersson, Jenny and Rindzeviciute, Egle (2015) Introduction: Toward a new history of the future. In: Andersson, Jenny and Rindzeviciute, Egle, (eds.) The struggle for the long-term in transnational science and politics: forging the future. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 1-15. (Routledge Approaches to History) ISBN 9781138858534

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2015) Post-Soviet transformation of Lithuanian state cultural policy: the meanings of democratisation. In: Vestheim, Geir, (ed.) Cultural policy and democracy. London, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 71-86. ISBN 9781138018518

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2015) Toward a joint future beyond the Iron Curtain: East-West Politics of global modelling. In: Andersson, Jenny and Rindzeviciute, Egle, (eds.) The struggle for the long-term in transnational science and politics: forging the future. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 115-143. (Routledge Approaches to History) ISBN 9781138858534

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2013) Geopolitics of distinction: negotiating regional spaces in the Baltic museums. In: Aronsson, Peter and Graden, Lizette, (eds.) Performing Nordic heritage: everyday practices and institutional culture. Aldershot, U.K. : Ashgate. pp. 221-246. (The Nordic Experience) ISBN 9781409448341

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2013) Institutional entrepreneurs of a difficult past: the organisation of knowledge regimes in post-Soviet Lithuanian museums. In: Mithander, Connie , Sundholm, John and Velicu, Adrian, (eds.) European cultural memory post-89. Amsterdam, Netherlands : Rodopi. pp. 65-93. (European Studies, no. 30) ISSN (print) 1568-1858 ISBN 9789042036185

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2012) Hegemony or legitimacy? Assembling Soviet deportations in Lithuanian museums. In: Davoliute, Violeta and Balkelis, Tomas, (eds.) Maps of memory: trauma, identity and exile in deportation memoirs from the Baltic States. Vilnius, Lithuania : Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore. pp. 153-177. ISBN 9786094250897

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2010) Internal transfer of cybernetics and informality in the Soviet Union: the case of Lithuania. In: Autio-Sarasmo, Sari and Miklossy, Katalin, (eds.) Reassessing Cold War Europe. London, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 119-137. (Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe) ISBN 9780415587693

Conference or Workshop Item

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2017) Cold War ideas of global agency. In: The History of Thinking about Artificial Intelligence and Agency - CFI Politics Workshop 1; 20 Mar 2017, Cambridge, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2017) The politics of nuclear heritage in Russia. In: New Nuclear Imaginaries; 06 - 07 Apr 2017, Cambridge, Mass., U.S.. (Unpublished)

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2016) Doing historical sociology of Cold War policy sciences. In: Advanced Research Seminar Series; 14 Sep 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden. (Unpublished)

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2016) From nuclear winter to the anthropocene : government through a virtual milieu. In: Society of the History of Technology Annual Meeting 2016; 22 - 26 Jun 2016, Singapore. (Unpublished)

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2016) From systems analysis to policy analysis: The transnational politics of knowledge production during the Cold War. In: Lunch Seminar Series; 13 Sep 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden. (Unpublished)

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2016) How neoliberals hijacked system-cybernetic governmentality. In: From Technocratic Socialism to Neoliberal Rule: Expert Cultures, Technocracy and Governance in East Central Europe 1960s-1990s; 3-5 November 2016, Prague, Czech Republic. (Unpublished)

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2016) Inserting art and cultural policy in the social science curriculum. In: Using the Arts in Teaching and Research; 14 Jun 2016, Sheffield, UK. (Unpublished)

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2016) The liberal effect : system-cybernetic governmentality during the Cold War. In: Cybernetics and Society seminar series; 01 Nov 2016, Cambridge, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2016) The power of systems : how policy sciences opened up the Cold War world. In: Russian Studies Seminar Series; 05 Dec 2016, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2016) The rise of system-cybernetic governmentality. In: Cold War Epistemics, Revisited: Resistance and Legitimation in the Social Sciences; 5-6 Feb 2016, Budapest, Hungary. (Unpublished)

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2015) The Birth of the Soviet Anthropocene: Nikita Moiseev and the transformation of Soviet governmentality. In: ICCEES IX World Congress 2015; 03-08 Aug 2015, Makuhari, Japan. (Unpublished)

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2015) Mind experiments: cybernetics and psychiatry across the Iron Curtain. In: The First Psychedelic Synod; 23 May 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania. (Unpublished)

Lekvall, Lotta [Moderator], Löfgren, Mikael [Speaker], Rindzeviciute, Egle [Speaker] and Gröndfeld Wille, Gitte [Speaker] (2015) Visions for the future: The politics of change. In: Malmö/Copenhagen 2015 ISPA Congress: Visions for the Future: Building Bridges; 25-30 May 2015, Malmö, Sweden. Copenhagen. Denmark. (Unpublished)

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2015) The birth of the Soviet Anthropocene: Nikita Moiseev and the transformation of Soviet governmentality. In: 7th Tensions of Europe Conference: Technology and Environment; 03-06 Sep 2015, Stockholm, Sweden. (Unpublished)

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2014) Constructing privacy in public history. In: Wenner-Gren Symposium #149: The Death of the Secret: The Public and Private in Anthropology; 14-20 Mar 2014, Sintra, Portugal. (Unpublished)

Rindzeviciute, Egle [Speaker] (2014) Danger, sustainability, and material flows. In: Pharmacokinetics of an Element; 08-29 Nov 2014, Vilnius, Lithuania. (Unpublished)

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2014) Secrets disclosed and exposed : displaying the Communist past in the museums. In: Musealisation of Violence in Central and Eastern Europe; 23-24 May 2014, Paris, France. (Unpublished)

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2014) Virtual nuclear landscapes in cold war computer models, the 1980s. In: Nuclear Landscapes in Eastern Europe and Asia: Knowledge, Practices, Social Change; 27-28 Nov 2014, Heidelberg, Germany. (Unpublished)

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2013) Atomarer winter und die herrschaft über die zukunft [The nuclear winter and the history of the governance of the future]. In: Seminar zur sowjetischen Geschichte [Soviet History Seminar Series]; 08 Apr 2013, Moscow, Russia. (Unpublished)

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2013) Governing the future in an authoritarian regime: a history of Soviet forecasting. In: Democracy and Technology: Europe in Tension from the 19th to the 21st Century; 19-21 Sep 2013, Paris, France. (Unpublished)

Rindzeviciute, Egle [Speaker] (2013) The geopolitics of distinction: How the regional past is accommodated in museums in the Baltic States. In: 10th Conference on Baltic Studies in Europe: Cultures, Crises, Consolidations in the Baltic World; 16-19 June 2013, Tallinn, Estonia. (Unpublished)

Andersson, Jenny and Rindzeviciute, Egle (2013) The political life of prediction / The future as a space of scientific world governance in the Cold War era. In: The Rise of the Decision Sciences: Systems, Games, Rational Choice and Politics after 1945; 21 - 22 May 2013, New York, U.S.. (Unpublished)

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2011) National museums in Lithuania : a story of state building (1855-2010). In: EuNaMus, European National Museums : Identity politics, the uses of the past and the European citizen; 28 - 30 Apr 2011, Bologna, Italy. ISSN (print) 1650-3686

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2010) Truths and taboos of post-Soviet cultural policy. In: 6th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR); 24 - 27 Aug 2010, Jyväskylä, Finland. (Unpublished)

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2009) Soviet cybernetics: The politics of scientific governance in an authoritarian regime. In: Verwissenschaftlichung von Politik im 20. Jahrhundert [The Scientification of Politics in the 20th Century]; 24-25 Sep 2009, Bonn, Germany. (Unpublished)

Rindzeviciute, Egle, Jurginiene, Dalia [Contributor], Maskoliunas, Rolandas [Contributor], Rekleviciene, Danguole [Contributor] and Telksnys, Laimutis [Contributor] (2009) Šaltasis karas ir modernėjanti Lietuva : mokslas, technika ir kultūra [Cold War and modernising Lithuania : science, technology and culture]. In: Šaltojo karo metų modernizmas. Menas ir dizainas suskilusiame pasaulyje : 1945-1975 [Cold War Modern : Design 1945-1970]; 10-13 Nov 2009, Vilnius, Lithuania. (Unpublished)

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