Viktorija Rimaitė-Beržiūnienė

PhD candidate, junior assistant
Research areas
Comparative politics and political sociology
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Viktorija is a graduate of VU TSPMI BA in Political Science and MA in Politics and Media. In 2017 she started doctoral studies at VU TSPMI. Viktorija is currently writing PhD thesis “Monuments in Lithuania: the formation of national Identity”.

One of her main academic objectives is to demonstrate that political knowledge can be acquired through artistic and visual practices as well as scientific mind.

Selected conference papers

  1. International conference „The European Conference on Arts & Humanities (ECAH2021)“, London 2021, „Soviet and Post-Soviet Periods: Political Monuments in Lithuania and National Identity“.
  2. National conference „Memory Politics in Lithuania”, Vilnius 2020, „Identity of Lithuania in the Monuments of Vilnius: Soviet and Postsoviet Monuments“.
  3. International conference „Visual and Performing Arts“ (10th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts), Athens 2019, „Political Monuments in Lithuania: National Narratives, Political Meaning, and ArtisticAesthetics“.

Courses taught

Metamorphoses of modern political communication

Art and politics (general university studies)

Introduction to the bachelor's thesis

Research interests

Political communication

Identity studies

Art and politics

Discourse analysis



Viktorija Rimaitė, Political Monuments in Lithuania: Artistic Aesthetics and National Identity, Punctum International Journal of Semiotics, 2019 2(5), 72-90.

Viktorija Rimaitė, The Relationship Between Monuments and Politics in Lithuania: Monuments Becoming an Object of Political Debate, Politologija, 2019, 4 (96), 60-91.

Viktorija Rimaite, “Political Implications of Lithuanian Conceptual Art” // Politologija, 2016, 1 (81), p. 3-35.

Viktorija Rimaite, “State creativity or creative state” // Deeds and Days 2016, 66 (14), p. 255- 259.