Jorūnė Linkevičiūtė Awarded 2024-2025 Dissertation Grant

May 29, 2024

The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies is pleased to announce that Jorūnė Linkevičiūtė has been awarded a 2024-2025 Dissertation Grant for Graduate Students.

AABS awards grants of up to $4,000 to support doctoral dissertation research and write-up in any field of Baltic Studies. Funds may be used for travel to research site, equipment, duplication or other needs as specified.

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. Applicants must currently be enrolled in a PhD or MA program and have completed all requirements for a PhD/MA except the dissertation. Applicants must be members of the AABS at the time of submitting their application.

The 2024 applications were evaluated by the AABS 2023-2024 Grants and Awards Committee consisting of AABS VP for Professional Development Dr. Kaarel Piirimäe, AABS President Dr. Dovilė Budrytė, and AABS Director-at-Large Dr. Daunis Auers. Learn about the other 2024-2025 recipients here.

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Jorūnė Linkevičiūtė is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Cambridge. Her research interests include feminist theory, post-socialist transitions, and the multifaceted understandings of gender, with a particular focus on the latter’s conceptualisation as a specific discourse. Linkevičiūtė holds an MSc degree in Sociology from the University of Oxford and a BA degree in Social Sciences and Humanities from Sciences Po.

Project Overview

Jorūnė Linkevičiūtė’s doctoral project explores how feminist knowledge was (re)produced in Lithuania against the backdrop of a paradigmatic shift from Soviet socialism to neoliberalism in the early nineties. She will use the AABS dissertation grant threefold: to attend academic conferences, undertake fieldwork, and alleviate the expenses of daily living in Cambridge.