Members

Lithuanian Society for the Study of Religions) currently unites 24 active members from various educational and research institutions in Lithuania and abroad.

The board

The current board was elected on January 26, 2018, the board members: Assoc. Prof. Rasa Pranskevičiūtė-Amoson (chair), Dr. Eglė Aleknaitė (secretary), Prof. Milda Ališauskienė (treasurer), Prof. Audrius Beinorius, Assoc. Prof. Aušrelė Pažėraitė. From June 15, 2011 to June 18, 2013 and from June 18, 2013 to June 10, 2015 the board consisted of Milda Ališauskienė, Audrius Beinorius, Donatas Brandišauskas, Donatas Glodenis ir Aušrelė Pažėraitė. From June 10, 2015 to January 26, 2018 the board consisted of Prof. Milda Ališauskienė (chair), Prof. Audrius Beinorius, Dr. Rasa Pranskevičiūtė (secretary), Dr. Aušra Pažėraitė, Dr. Eglė Aleknaitė (treasurer).

The members

  • Eglė Aleknaitė, PhD, Vytautas Magnus University, Department of Ethnology
  • Milda Ališauskienė, Associate professor at Vytautas Magnus University, Department of Sociology
  • Audrius Beinorius, Professor at Vilnius University, Centre for Oriental Studies
  • Donatas Brandišauskas, Associate professor at Vilnius University, Centre for Oriental Studies
  • Akvilina Cicėnaitė, PhD, School of Art, History and Religious Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Gediminas Degėsys, Assistant Professor at Vilnius University, Centre for Oriental Studies
  • Vilius Dranseika, MA, lecturer at Vilnius University, Department of Philosophy
  • Kristina Garalytė, PhD candidate at Vytautas Magnus University, Department of Sociology
  • Vladimir Korobov, Associate professor at Vilnius University, Centre for Oriental Studies
  • Maritana Larbi, Assistant professor at Vilnius University, Centre for Religious Studies
  • Šarūnas Liekis, Professor at Vytautas Magnus University, Department of Political Science
  • Jekaterina Lavrinec, Associate professor at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
  • Aušrelė Pažėraitė, Associate professor at Vilnius University, Centre for Religious Studies
  • Loreta Poškaitė, Associate professor at Vilnius University, Centre for Oriental Studies
  • Assoc. Prof. Rasa Pranskevičiūtė-Amoson, Vilnius University, Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies
  • Egdūnas Račius, Professor at Vytautas Magnus University, Department of Regional Studies
  • Dainius Razauskas, Assistant professor at Vilnius University, Centre for Religious Studies
  • Ieva Rutė, MA, Vilnius University Oriental Studies
  • Vytis Silius, PhD, lecturer at Vilnius University, Centre for Oriental Studies
  • Ingo W. Schroeder, Professor at Vytautas Magnus University, Social Anthropology Center and Department of Comparative Cultural Research – Cultural and Social Anthropology Division, University of Marburg (Germany)
  • Andrius Sprindžiūnas, Associate professor at Mykolas Romeris university
  • Michael Strmiska, Associate professor at SUNY-Orange (State University of New York-Orange County Community College), New York State, USA, Department of Global Studies
  • Deimantas Valančiūnas, PhD, Vilnius University, faculty of Philology, Assistant Professor at Vilnius University, Centre for Oriental Studies
  • Alfredas Buiko, MA, Philosophy PhD student at Vilnius University.

Assoc. Prof. Rasa Pranskevičiūtė-Amoson is an anthropologist, based at Vilnius University, Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies. Pranskevičiūtė-Amoson has experience of fifteen years (2004-2019) in applying qualitative social research methods. During this period, she has made fieldwork in Baltic countries, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, Armenia, and India. She has published on the material collected during her fieldwork on post-Soviet and Soviet religiosity, alternative religious movements and subcultures. During 2014-2017, she was a book series editor in the field of New Religious Movements at De Gruyter Open, part of De Gruyter. She has edited and co-edited journal issues (e.g., Open Theology (2017). Since 2016, she is the correspondent for information concerning the sociological and
legal aspects of religion in Lithuania (French National Research Center (CNRS) and University of Strasbourg (France)).

Vilius Dranseika, MA, lecturer at Vilnius University, Institute of Philosophy; Junior researcher at Vilnius University, Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies and Kaunas University of Technology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities.

Alfredas Buiko, MA is a Philosophy Phd. student at Vilnius University. Scientific interests: New Religious Movements, apocaliptic religious movements and their political aspects, philosophical and religious aspects of conspiracy theories, relations between religion and popular culture.