Basic Info

First Name
Last Name
University of Latvia
Latvia, Baltic states, Former Soviet Union
History of Sexuality, History of Homosexuality, Cold War History, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies

Scholar's Bio

Short Bio

Ineta Lipša is a senior researcher at the University of Latvia, Institute of Latvian History. She got her doctorate from the University of Latvia in 2009. Her research is based in gender and sexuality studies. She has published a monograph on the history of sexuality and social control in Latvia from 1914 to 1939 (2014, in Latvian). She has also engaged in public history activities writing a popular history book  LGBTI people in Latvia: a history of the past 100 years (2017, in Latvian, 2018, in English). Her current research is focused on sexuality, gender and social control in the Soviet Latvia.

The 20th century
Latvian, English, Russian
Recent/Major Publications

Lipša, Ineta (2018). LGBTI People in Latvia. A History of the Past 100 Years. Riga: Association of LGBT and their Friends „Mozaika”.

Lipša, Ineta (2018). Nation Building and Gender Issues in Interwar Latvia: Representations and Reality. In:  Lazar Fleisman, Amir Weiner (eds.). War, Revolution, and Governance: The Baltic Countries in the Twentieth Century. Boston: Academic Studies Press, pp. 30-55.

Plakans Andrejs, Lipša Ineta (2018). Stigmatized cohabitation in the Latvian region of the eastern Baltic littoral: nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In: Dalia Leinarte and Jan Kok (eds). Cohabitation in Europe: A Revenge of History? London: Routledge/Taylor and Francis.

Lipša, I. (2016). Communication of Non-Normative Sexuality in Inter-War Latvia (1920s and 1930s). In: Vērdiņš K., Ozoliņš J. (eds). Queer Stories of Europe. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 144-173.

Lipša, I. (2013). “Over-Latvianization in the Heaven”. Attitude towards Contraception and Abortion in Latvia, 1918–1940. In: Felder B., Weindling P. (eds). Baltic Eugenics. Bio-Politics, Race and Nation in interwar Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, 1918–1940. Amsterdam/New York, NY: Rodopi, pp. 169-201.