Lina holds a BA degree in Political Science (IIRPS VU), MA degree in Conflict studies and Human rights (Utrecht University) and has defended her doctoral dissertation in 2015 on the impact of the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (IIRPS VU).
In 2010 she interned at the ICTY and was a part of the Leadership Research Team at the Office of the Prosecutor, where she worked on the case of the Bosnian Serb president Radovan Karadžić.
Currently Lina works as the deputy director for studies at the IIRPS VU and teaches courses related to analysis of violent ethnic conflicts, peace studies and transitional justice. In addition, she is a member of Western Balkans Experts Pool at The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats in Helsinki. Her area of expertise is the Western Balkan region.
Research projects and grants
The Impact of the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia on Reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2013), Research Council of Lithania, fieldwork grant.
Selected conference papers
Transitional justice in the aftermath of ethnic conflicts
Studies of Conflict and Peace
Analysis of violent ethnic conflicts
Lina Strupinskienė (2021) Lithuania’s interests in the western Balkans and EU enlargement perspective, Eastern European Studies Centre, policy paper. https://www.eesc.lt/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/RESC.-Lithuanias-interests-in-the-Western-Balcans-and-EU.pdf
Lina Strupinskienė, Simona Vaškevičiūtė (2021) What Happened to Transitional Justice in Croatia after the EU Accession?, Politologija, 101, 8-51. https://www.zurnalai.vu.lt/politologija/article/view/22723/23429
Lina Strupinskienė (2020) International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and grassroots mobilization for justice: Insights from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/pac0000476
Hybrid CoE (2020), Western Balkans Trend Report (one of the authors). https://www.hybridcoe.fi/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Hybrid-CoE-Trend-Report-2.pdf
Lina Strupinskienė (2019) The ICTY and Forced Elite Change in Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 25:4, 420-439. https://doi.org/10.1080/13537113.2019.1678309
Lina Strupinskienė (2017) What is reconciliation and are we there yet? Different types and levels of reconciliation: A case study of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Journal of Human Rights 16(4). https://doi.org/10.1080/14754835.2016.1197771
Lina Strupinskienė (2012) Living in the Shadows of Past Atrocities: War Babies of Bosnia, Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies, Wagadu, special issue on Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict, 10. http://sites.cortland.edu/wagadu/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/02/Strupinskiene.pdf
Lina Strupinskienė (2012) Pereinamojo laikotarpio teisingumo studijos: ištakos ir raida (angl. The Origins and Development of Transitional Justice Studies), Politologija, 2012/4 (68), Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. https://doi.org/10.15388/polit.2012.4.1144
L. Strupinskienė, A. Dusman, U. Petrauskaitė, A. Rinkevičiūtė, R. Zupančič (2012) Civil-Military Cooperation in Conflict and Post-Conflict Operations: Learning from the Lithuanian, Slovenian and Estonian Experiences, Vilnius: Akademinė leidyba.