Department of Cultural Studies

  • Address V. Putvinskio str. 23-420, LT-44243 Kaunas
  • Phone (8 37) 327 832
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Laimutė Anglickienė

Head of the Department

Research interests: contemporary folklore, contemporary ethnology, ethnic stereotypes

Diana Jovaišienė

Administrator of the Department

Prof. Dr. Sigutė Radzevičienė

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arūnas Vaicekauskas

Research interests: Lithuanian genesis of ethnicity and culture, changes of ritual forms of behaviour and holiday calendar, the invention of traditions, expression of carnival culture, representation of ethnical traditions in modern society

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dalia Senvaitytė

Research interests: (re)constructions of annual celebrations, comparative religion and mythology studies, cultural anthropology/ethnology and cultural psychology

Assoc. prof. Dr. Linas Didvalis

Research interests: environmental policy in the East and Southeast Asia region, sustainable development in East Asia, international environmental cooperation, ecological movements in Japan


Prof. Dr. Rasa Račiūnaitė-Paužuolienė

Research interests: cultural anthropology, family and gender studies, urban anthropology, visual and religious anthropology

Dr. Giedrė Barkauskaitė

Research interests: ethnical culture, culturology, pop culture, the interaction between ethnical traditions and creative work, traditional and contemporary folklore, ethnochoreography

Dr. Arvydas Kumpis

Research interests: the sociopolitical situation in Japan, nationalisms of East Asia countries (focusing on the case of Japan), interstate relations in East Asia, historical and collective memories in the region of East Asia

Eglė Petrauskaitė

Courses taught: Korean language and culture, History of Korean culture

Erika Griučkaitytė

Research interests: Korean language and modern culture

Gheorghe Alexandru Fratila

Courses taught: Chinese language and culture, history of Chinese civilization

Justinas Pekarskas

Courses taught: Norwegian language and culture V, Norwegian language and culture VI, Norwegian for specific purposes 

Kayako Takagi

Courses taught: Japanese language and culture

Kristina Barancovaitė-Skindaravičienė

Research interests: Japanese language and culture, gender and sexuality studies, contemporary Japanese culture, intercultural communication

Simona Kumpė

Courses taught: Japanese language and culture, History of Japanese Culture, interaction between East and West cultures

Karolė Müller

Courses taught: East Asian Civil Society (Korean’s part), East Asian Art (Korean’s part)
PhD topic: Representation of occupational traumatic experiences of the 20th century and formation of collective memory: the cases of South Korea’s and Lithuania’s education

Lina Kukytė

PhD topic: Coffee Growers in Northern Thailand: Sociocultural Perspectives
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. dr. Linas Didvalis