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

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rasa Račiūnaitė-Paužuolienė

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

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. Aurelijus Zykas

Research interests: public diplomacy, country branding, diplomacy of the Japan, postwar development of the Japan, ethnical processes in the East Asia

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

Prof. Dr. Sigutė Radzevičienė

Dr. Giedrė Barkauskaitė

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

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

Dr. Asta Venskienė

Research interests: aesthetics of the body in countryside’s culture, ethnical and cultural stereotypes, local identities, heritage, classical and contemporary folk art

Kristina Barancovaitė-Skindaravičienė

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

Gheorghe Alexandru Fratila

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

Erika Griučkaitytė

Research interests: Korean language and modern culture

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

Simona Kumpė

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

Kayako Takagi

Visiting lecturer

Courses taught: Japanese language and culture

Karina Taruškaitė

PhD topic: identities of Kaunas citizens: memory change in narratives of middle 20th century – beginning of 21st century
Supervisor Assoc. Prof. Dr. R. Račiūnaitė-Paužuolienė

Vaida Rakaitytė

PhD Topic: Representation of ethnical culture in Lithuanian museums
Supervisor Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arūnas Vaicekauskas