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Dr Egle Rindzeviciute


I joined the Department in September 2015 from Sciences Po, the Paris Institute of Political Studies. 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, France. In addition to this, I was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, the University of Cambridge, the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Bremen University, the Humboldt University of Berlin and Gothenburg University.

I maintain my links with the Nordic academic community as 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 the role of systems thinking and computer technologies in the construction of global governance.

I am currently working on two monographs: 'The Politics and Epistemology of Prediction' and 'Beyond Containment: The Making of Nuclear Cultural Heritage'. 

Academic responsibilities

Associate Professor of Criminology and Sociology


  • 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

Teaching and learning


My research interests revolve around the sociology of scientific expertise and public policy and sociology of culture, particularly cultural policy, heritage and creative industries. Over the years, I gave invited talks and lectures in such universities as Harvard, Cornell, NYU, Cambridge, Oxford, Zurich ETH, Copenhagen Business School, EHESS and ENS. I have also collaborated with different arts and cultural organisations and projects, such as Serpentine Gallery and the Architectural Association in London, Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre in Lithuania and the Baltic and Lithuanian pavilions for the Venice Biennial of Architecture. 

In 2018 - 2020, I am P.I. and convener of a research networking project 'Nuclear Cultural Heritage: From Knowledge to Practice,' funded by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. 

I am also a Co-Investigator at the international research project 'Atomic Heritage Goes Critical', funded by the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences (2018-2020). My individual project explores the construction of nuclear cultural heritage in Russia and the UK.

In addition, I am an Associate Member of the international research project "Soviet Climate Science and Its Intellectual Legacies," P.I. Dr Jonathan Oldfield (AHRC, 2017-2020). 

I am a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA), an editorial board member of "The International Journal of Cultural Policy," an Associate Editor of "Culture Unbound" and an advisory board member of "Sapiens." 

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 am a member of Senate (2019-2022) and postgraduate research coordinator at the Department of Criminology and Sociology. 

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

PhD supervision:

Ms Lavinia Tinelli, Phd student in Sociology, KU. Dissertation on Lolita subcultures in London and Tokyo. Funded by a KU studentship.

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, KU. Dissertation on Bengali identity in Bangladesh and the UK.

Mr Ajay Hothi, PhD student in Design, KU. Dissertation on branding and community in association football clubs.

I served as 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 publications:

"The Cybernetic Prediction: Orchestrating the Future", in Futures: An Oxford Handbook, edited by Jenny Andersson and Sandra Kemp. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Accepted, forthcoming in 2020. 

"Nuclear Cultural Heritage in Russia," in preparation.

Editor of a special journal issue "Transforming Cultural Policy in Eastern Europe: The Endless Frontier" for The International Journal of Cultural Policy, in progress.


Number of items: 57.


Rindzeviciute, Egle (2020) Soviet policy sciences and Earth system governmentality. Modern Intellectual History, 17(1), pp. 179-208. ISSN (print) 1479-2443

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2019) Systems analysis as infrastructural knowledge : scientific expertise and dissensus under state socialism. History of Political Economy, 51(S1), pp. 204-227. ISSN (print) 0018-2702

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

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 (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, 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 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 (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 (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) 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) 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) 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 (2020) Boundary objects of communism : assembling the Soviet past in museums and public spaces. In: Iordachi, Constantin and Apor, Peter, (eds.) Occupation and communism in Eastern European museums : re-visualizing the recent past. Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781350103726 (In Press)

Storm, Anna, Krohn Andersson, Fredrik and Rindzeviciute, Egle (2019) Urban nuclear reactors and the security theatre: The making of atomic heritage in Chicago, Moscow, and Stockholm. In: Oevermann, Heike and Gantner, Eszter, (eds.) Securing urban heritage : agents, access, and securitization. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 111-129. (Routledge Studies in Heritage, no. 15) ISBN 9780367148430

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2019) The swamp modernity. In: Urbonas, Nomeda and Urbonas, Gediminas, (eds.) Swamps and the new imagination : on the future of immaterial materiality in art, architecture and philosophy. Cambridge, Mass., U.S. : Sternberg Press. ISBN 9783956794841 (In Press)

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2019) 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. pp. 217-249. ISBN 9781785339158

Rindzeviciute, Egle (2018) Hegemony or grassroots movement? The musealization of Soviet deportations. In: Davoliute, Violeta and Balkelis, Tomas, (eds.) Narratives of exile and identity : Soviet deportation memoirs from the Baltic States. Budapest, Hungary : Central European University Press. pp. 147-174. ISBN 9789633861837

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

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 (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) 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) 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) 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) 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 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: 7th Tensions of Europe Conference: Technology and Environment; 03-06 Sep 2015, Stockholm, Sweden. (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)

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


Rindzeviciute, Egle [Editor] (2019) Nuclear cultural heritage : position statement. (Project Report) Kingston upon Thames : Kingston University. 11 p.

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