Academic staff

Address: Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies at Vilnius University, Universiteto Str. 5, Vilnius
Office: Central Building, L. Gucevičiaus Courtyard

Name
 Reseach interests  Contacts Office ours
 Lect. 

Balys Astrauskas 

Chinese language; texts of classical Chinese culture

  By appointment 

Prof. Habil. Dr. (HP) 

Audrius Beinorius

Indian philosophy and religion, Buddhism in India and Asia, Yogacara Buddhist school, Reception of Asian Philosophy in the West, Asian cosmology, astrology and divination, Asian and Cultural psychology, Comparative Religion Studies,  Postcolonial Studies, Hermeneutics

Wednesdays
13.00–15.00
other days
by appointment

 

Dr. 

Renatas Berniūnas

Cognitive anthropology; cognitive scientific study of culture, morality and religion; cross-cultural psychology; experimental philosophy; Mongolian anthropology

   By appointment
Prof. 

 Donatas Brandišauskas

Environmental anthropology, religion anthropology, medical anthropology, comparative anthropology, qualitative research methods, legal anthropology, Lithuanian and Russian history of ethnology science, East Siberia (Buryatia, Zabaikal’ia, Yakutia) and Far East (Amur region)

  By appointment 
Dr.

Henry
Diab

Arabic literature,

Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

By appointment

Lect.

Kristina Dolinina

Hindi language, Hindi literature, Culture and Art of India, classical Indian Dance

 

By appointment

 Lect.

Vilius Dranseika 

Experimental Philosophy, Cross-cultural Psychology, Cognitive Science of Religion

  By appointment 

Dr.

Kristina Garalytė

South Asia, Indian society and politics, caste, marginal groups (Dalits), student politics, social movements, ethnographic research methods

 

By appointment 

Lect.

Mindaugas Ignotas

Japanese language  By appointment
Lect.

Jurgita Ignotienė

Modern Japanese literature; Translation studies; Modern Japanese language and teaching; Japanese religions (shintoism) 

By appointment

Dr.

Valdas Jaskūnas

Indian art; North Indian Hindu temple architecture; Reception of Indian art in the West; South Asian visual culture; Critical Asian area studies; Orientalist encounters and politics of Oriental studies in Lithuania.

 valdas.jaskunas@oc.vu.lt

By appointment

Asist. dr. 

Ernestas Jančenkas 

Islamic mysticism

   By appointment
 Lect. 

Onutė Jankauskaitė 

Chinese language     By appointment
Asist. dr.  

Kristina Jonutytė  

Anthropology of religion, political and economic anthropology, North and East Asia, urban anthropology, anthropology of post-socialism

By appointment 

Dr.

Vladimir Korobov

Introduction to Tibetan Studies 

By appointment

Lect.

Maritana Larbi

Islamic art;
Classical Arabic language

maritana.larbi@gmail.com

By appointment

Lect.

Algimantas Litvinas

Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies; Dari Language; Iranian Cultural Studies and Research; History of Islamic Countries; Introduction to the Literature of Islam; Persian Language (Farsi)


litvinas@gmail.com

By appointment

Prof.

Victor de Munck

Sociocultural anthropology, cognitive anthropology, cross-cultural research, cultural models, Sri Lanka, romantic love

By appointment
 Lect.  Ieva Nagytė   Chinese language By appointment 

Doc.

Loreta Poškaitė

Human body in Chinese culture, Daoist worldview and religious practice, Chinese aesthetics and art, the reception of Chinese culture in the West and Lithuania, Confucianism in the modern Chinese culture 

lposkaite@yahoo.com 

By appointment

Doc. 

Rasa Pranskevičiūtė 

Contemporary religiosity and society; sociocultural anthropology; qualitative research methodology; youth, religious, ethnic and other subcultures; fieldwork in social sciences; (post)communist studies; cross-cultural psychology

  By appointment
Asist. 

Šarūnas Rinkevičius 

 
Introduction to Balkan Studies

   By appointment
Asist.

Gintarė Sereikaitė

Arabic language

 By appointment

Lect.

Natela Statkienė

Turkish, Advanced Turkish language, language in Context, Turkish and Translation

 

By appointment

 Dr. 

Kristina Šliavaitė 

Fundamentals of socio-cultural anthropology, modern methods of Asian research

  By appointment 

Doc.

Dalia Švambarytė

Japanese literature, with a particular focus on the Chinese cultural influences during the Heian period, and castaway accounts of the Tokugawa period; Japanese studies disciplines and the curriculum building; compilation of bilingual dictionaries from the perspectives of cognitive linguistics, and cultural studies

 

By appointment

Doc.

Deimantas Valančiūnas

Popular Indian (Hindi) Cinema
Bollywood horror / B-grade films
Visual culture and cinema of Asia
Postcolonialism
Identity studies
Sociolinguistics (Indian English, Hindi slang, postcolonialism and Hindi language)
Nationalism in India

deimantasval@gmail.com 

By appointment

Lect.

Vytis Vidūnas

Vedic and epic traditions in Ancient India, Ancient Indian linguistics

By appointment

 Lect.

Tomaš Voicechovič 

Japanese language    By appointment 
 Lect. 

Nomeda Gabija Vosyliūtė 

Hindi language

  By appointment 
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