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Dr. Nerija Putinaitė

Senior researcher

Associate professor at the Vilnius University Institute of Political Sciences, Doctor of Humanities. Graduated from Vilnius University, studied at the Eichstätte University in Germany.

Has been working at VU IIRPS since 2013.

Researched and internship at Phillips University in Marburg, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University in Greifswald,  the University of Tübingen in Germany and at Poitiers University in France.

Worked at the Institute of Culture, Philosophy and Art, lectured at Vilnius Pedagogical University.

2004-2008 worked as a Study and Science Advisor to the President of the Republic of Lithuania in the Culture, Science and Education Group. 2008-2012 worked as Vice-Minister of Education and Science at the Ministry of Education and Science.

 

Courses taught

History of Lithuanian Political Thought

Analysis of education and science policies

Topical issues in post-politics

Issues of Lithuanian and European Identity

History of Soviet Identity Concepts

Research interests

Identity Studies

Publications

Nugenėta pušis: Ateizmas kaip asmeninis apsisprendimas tarybų Lietuvoje (Truncated pine tree: atheism as a personal choice in Soviet Lithuania), Vilnius: LKMA, VŠĮ „Naujasis Židinys – Aidai“, 2015.

Trys lietuviškosios Europos: tauta, Europa, ES dabartinėje tapatybėje (Three Lithuanian europes: contemporary national, European and EU identities), Vilnius: Lietuvių katalikų mokslo akademija, VŠĮ „Naujasis židinys – Aidai“, 2014.

Nenutrūkusi styga: Prisitaikymas ir pasipriešinimas sovietų Lietuvoje (Accomodation and resistance in Soviet Lithuania), Vilnius: Aidai, 2007.

Šiaurės Atėnų tremtiniai, arba Lietuviškosios tapatybės paieškos ir Europos vizijos XX a. (The visions of Europe and the quest for the Lithuanian identity in the 20th century), Vilnius: Aidai, 2004.

Paskutinioji proto revoliucija: Kanto praktinės filosofijos studija (The last revolution of reason: Immanuel Kant’s practical philosophy), Vilnius: Aidai, 2004.

“Christianity and Politics in Post-Soviet Lithuania: Between Totalitarian Experience and Democracy”, in: Democracy, Culture, Catholicism: Voices from Four Continents, ed. Michael J. Schunk, John Crowley-Buck, Fordham University Press: New York, 2016, 56-70.

“Czy nawyki sowieckie oddziałują na naszą teraźniejszość?”, in: Udana transformacja na peryferiach?, ed. Justinas Dementavičius, Artur Wołk, Ośrodek Myśli Politicznej: Kraków, 2014, p. 73-99.

“Überbleibsel der Sowjetzeit in Selbstverständnis des Heutigen Litauen”, in: Jahrestagung 2010, Litauisches Kulturinstitut, Lampertheim 2011, p. 45-60.

“The Good vs. „The Own“: Moral Identity of the (Post-)Soviet Lithuania”, in: Studies in East European Thought, 2008, Nr. 60, p. 261-278.

“Neue Philosophie in Litauen: Jenseits der Tradition”, in: Philosophieren im Ostseeraum. Beiträge des Nord- und osteuropäischen Forums für Philosophie, Greifswald, Hrsg. C. Häntsch. - Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2004, S. 325-333.

“Philosophy in Contemporary Lithuania”, in: Lithuanian Papers, University of Tasmania, Australia, 2002, Vol. 16, p. 47-50.

Ca. 50 articles in Lithuanian on Soviet politics and soviety, European and national identity.