Department of Regional Studies

Department of Regional Studies seeks to develop and deepen knowledge of regions across the globe. The department conducts study programmes of separate regions, aiming to stimulate students to develop an interest in the culture, societal structure, history and contemporary politics of a specific region.

Bachelor degree programme

Master degree programmes

  • Scandinavian and Baltic studies (taught in Lithuanian)

Department of Regional Studies

  • V. Putvinskio str. 23 – 609, LT-44243 Kaunas, Lietuva
  • Ph. (+370 37) 206706
  • E-mail: rk@pmdf.vdu.lt

Milena Antanavičienė

Administrator


Email: milena.antanaviciene@vdu.lt

Dr. Sima Rakutiene

Head of the department, lecturer


Fields of academic interests

International institutions and institutionalisms, foreign and neighbourhood policy of the EU, EU institutions, regional and inter-regional cooperation in the Baltic sea region and Eastern Europe.

E-mail: sima.rakutiene@vdu.lt

Rasa Baločkaitė

Associate professor


Fields of academic interests

Discursive power relations, class, gender, race representation in the media, colonialism and postcolonial studies, the Soviet period, Post-Communist Studies.

Email: rasa.balockaite@vdu.lt

EGDŪNAS RAČIUS

Professor


Fields of academic interests

Islamic studies, Muslim communities, Socio-political processes in Central and Eastern Europe

Email: egdunas.racius@vdu.lt

MINDAUGAS JURKYNAS

Professor


Fields of academic interests

Cooperation and conflict in the Baltic sea region, Nordic studies, Regional identity in Northern Europe, EU institutions and integration

Email: mindaugas.jurkynas@vdu.lt

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RYTIS BULOTA

Associate professor


Fields of academic interests

Theories of social movements, collapse of communist regime, political philosophy, Baltic sea region

Email:rytis.bulota@vdu.lt

IEVA KARPAVIČIŪTĖ

Lecturer, PhD in political science


Fields of academic interests

International relations, security studies, regional security, international regimes, foreign policy analysis, public diplomacy

Email: ieva.karpaviciute@vdu.lt

 

GIEDRIUS JANAUSKAS

Associate professor


Fields of academic interests

Diplomacy of Cold war, Baltic people in exile, Formation of Baltic sea region

Email: giedrius.janauskas@vdu.lt

Marta Gadeikienė (formerly Čubajevaitė)

Lecturer, PhD student


Fields of academic interests

Lithuanian and EU development cooperation policies, NGOs, civil society, sustainable development, social movements, adult education

E-mail: marta.gadeikiene@vdu.lt

Publications

Saulius Mykoliūnas

PhD candidate, researcher/ doctorant, chercheur


Fields of academic interests/ Domaines des intérêts académiques

Political development of Francophonia, African studies, International Francophonia Organizations, United Nations, NGO / Développement politique des pays de la Francophonie,  Etudes de l‘Afrique, Organisations internationales de la Francophonie, Organisations du système des Nations Unies, ONG.

Regions of academic interest: France, Canada, Senegal, Tunisia, Morrocco, Algier / Régions de l‘intérêt académique: France, Canada, Sénégal, Tunisie, Maroc, Algérie

E-mail /Courriel: saulius.mykoliunas@vdu.lt

AISTĖ ŽEMAITYTĖ

PhD student


Fields of academic interests

National minorities

Email: aiste.zemaityte@vdu.lt

CIHAT YILMAZ

PhD student


Fields of academic interests

Orientalism, Colonialism and Post-Colonialism , Religious Studies, Nationalism, Ethnicity and Ethnic Conflicts

Email: cihat.yilmaz@vdu.lt