Academic staff

Address: Vilnius university Centre of Oriental Studies, Universiteto Str. 5, Vilnius
Office: Central Building, L. Gucevičiaus Courtyard, Center of Oriental Studies

Name
 Reseach interests  Contacts Office ours

 Dr.

Konstantinas Andrijauskas

Asian and post-Soviet politics; history and culture

konstantinas.andrijauska@tspmi.vu.lt 

By appointment

Dr. 

Feisal Ali Alshamkh 

Arabic language   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

audrius.beinorius@oc.vu.lt 

Wednesdays
13.00–15.00
other days
by appointment

 

Lect.

Fabio Belafatti

Internal politics and regional relations in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan), comparative nationality policies and “invention of history” in the FSU, politics of authoritarian systems, Orientalist bias against Eastern Europe and Central Asian countries

fabio.belafatti@oc.vu.lt 

By appointment

Dr.

Vytis Čiubrinskas

Transnationalism and diaspora, ethnicity, nationalism and cosmopolitanism, politics of identity, heritage and social memory, post-socialist and postcolonial processes in Europe and Asia and Northern America, epistemology and politics of the discipline of sociocultural anthropology

 

By appointment

Dr.

Henry
Diab

 

Arabic literature,
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

By appointment
 Lect.

Ieva Driukienė

Chinese language   By appointment 

Lect.

Kristina Dolinina

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

 kristina.dolinina@oc.vu.lt

By appointment

Dr.

Kristina Garalytė

Indian anthropology / sociology, Dalit studies, caste, marginal groups, social movements 

 

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

Dokt.

Aivaras Jefanovas

Sociocultural anthropology, social ecology

By appointment

Doc.

Naglis Kardelis

Cultural theory

naglis.kardelis@gmail.com 

By appointment

Lect.

Donatas Keršys

Post-WWII Economic History of Japan
(English, optional)

 

By appointment

Lect.

Ieva Koreivaitė

Political Islam in the Middle East

 koreivaite_ieva@yahoo.com

By appointment

Dr.

Vladimir Korobov

Introduction to Tibetan Studies 

vladimir.korobov@oc.vu.lt 

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)

algimantas.litvinas@oc.vu.lt 
litvinas@gmail.com

By appointment

Doc.

Galina Miškinienė

Lithuanian Tatars literature, Turkish culture, Diplomatic of Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Osman Empire, Cultural relations between Turkey and Lithuania

galina.miskiniene@flf.vu.lt

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

Lect.

Justina Razumaitė

East Asian studies, Human rights in China

 justina.razumaite@gmail.com

By appointment

Doct. Ieva Rutė

Religious studies, religion antropoligija, History of Chinese and Tibetan culture

By appointment

Dr.

Vytis Silius

Early Chinese intellectual tradition and its relevance for contemporary moral philosophy, moral psychology, philosophical anthropology

 

By appointment

Doct.

Justinas
Stankus

Legal and political anthropology, other issues in social anthropology; Myanmar (Burma) and SE Asia region as a whole; peace and conflict studies; visual ethnography

   

Lect.

Natela Statkienė

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

 

By appointment

Asist.

Vilma Šniukštaitė

Chinese language

vilma.sniukstaite@gmail.com 

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

 dalia.svambaryte@oc.vu.lt

By appointment

Dokt.

Dovilė
Valaitė

Traditional religious therapy and psychotherapy in Islam

 

Dr.

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

vytis.vidunas@oc.vu.lt

By appointment

Lect. 

 Evelina Vilčinskaitė

     By appointment