The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies is pleased to announce that Eglė Aleknaitė has been awarded the 2022-2023 Research Grant for Emerging Scholars.
The research grants of up to $6,000 support early-career scholars in any field of the Baltic studies. Proposals are evaluated according to the scholarly potential of the applicant and the quality and scholarly importance of the proposed work, especially to the development of Baltic Studies. Funds may be used for travel, duplication, materials, equipment, or other needs as specified.
The 2022 applications were evaluated by the AABS 2021-2022 Grants and Awards Committee consisting of AABS VP for Professional Development Dr. Ineta Dabašinskienė, AABS President Dr. Daunis Auers, and AABS Director-at-Large Dr. Andres Kasekamp. You can find a full list of 2022 awardees here.
Dr. Eglė Aleknaitė is a researcher at Vytautas Magnus University. She obtained her PhD in ethnology from the University in 2013. Since 2011, she has been working as a researcher in a number of research projects exploring folk culture revival and religion in Lithuania. Her research interests include anthropology of religion, new religious movements, contemporary Paganism and shamanism, religion in Central and Eastern Europe, religion and nationalism, religion and migration, religion and gender, heritage politics, revival of folk culture. Her fieldwork experience in 2009-2021 includes fieldwork carried out in Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Russia, and the UK.