Indra Ekmanis


Baltic Sea Fellow - Eurasia Program

Research Areas:

Social integration and democratic transition (Latvia), effects of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty on Baltic independence movements and post-Soviet transition

Dr. Indra Ekmanis (PhD, University of Washington) is host of the Baltic Ways podcast. She is a Baltic Sea Fellow and Editor of the Baltic Bulletin at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and the Newsletter Editor for the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies. Dr. Ekmanis earned her PhD in International Studies from the University of Washington in 2017. Her research focuses on social integration, minority rights, nationalism, civil society and democratic transition in Latvia and the broader Baltic region. She was previously a Kennan Institute Title VIII Research Scholar at The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a Fulbright research award recipient. She also covered international news and analysis as an editor for public radio’s The World through the ACLS/Mellon Public Fellows Program.