Dr Tuuli Lähdesmäki (MAs in Art History and Art Education; PhD in Art History; DSocSc in Sociology) is Adjunct Professor and Academy of Finland Research Fellow at the Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Lähdesmäki currently leads a research project ‘Legitimation of European Cultural Heritage and the Dynamics of Identity Politics in the EU’ (EUROHERIT), funded by the European Research Council. She is the Co-PI in the University of Jyväskylä research profiling area ‘Crises Redefined: Historical Continuity and Societal Change’ (CRISES). Lähdesmäki’s interdisciplinary research focuses on reception studies; meaning-making processes in contemporary culture; identity and heritage policies and politics; and cultural aspects of the EU’s European project. She will bring this expertise to DIALLS, specifically to the analysis of policy documentation (WP2 and WP7) and cultural artefacts created by young people (WP7). Lähdesmäki’s track record includes over 100 publications. She has edited several volumes and special issues related to her area of expertise. In 2015, Lähdesmäki was awarded with the Academy of Finland Award for Scientific Courage.